Panel discussion: The Oxford Dictionary of African American English

Panel discussion: The Oxford Dictionary of African American English

This event has now happened, and the recording will be available soon – watch this space!

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.

Join some project team members for a panel discussion that covered:

  • Project overview and aims
  • Where we are now
  • Why we are compiling ODAAE
  • The sociolinguistic importance of African American English
  • Q&A

Read more about the project here.

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