Panel discussion: The Oxford Dictionary of African American English
Oxford Languages and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research have partnered for a three-year research project, whose aim is to compile the Oxford Dictionary of African American English (ODAAE).
The project is spearheaded by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Editor-in-Chief), Director of the Center and Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard, and is funded in part by grants from the Mellon and Wagner Foundations.
This panel discussion with some of the project team members covered:
- Project overview and aims
- Where we are now
- Why we are compiling ODAAE
- The sociolinguistic importance of African American English
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