The Oxford Dictionary of African American English: First 100 words
The Oxford Dictionary of African American English (ODAAE), a joint project of Oxford Languages (Oxford University Press) and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, is now well underway, and the first 100 entries have recently been completed. The project is spearheaded by Prof Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, Director of the Center, and Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard.
Watch a presentation of the project’s progress, followed by a Q&A session.
• Where we are one year into the project
• How did we get here? The roles people played in uncovering and recording words
• Some examples of the entries already finished
This project is funded in part by grants from the Mellon (https://mellon.org/) and Wagner Foundations (www.wfound.org). Read more about the project here.
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