"Talking Black in America" - Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

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Mary Ogilvy Theatre

St Anne's College

Woodstock Road

Oxford

OX2 6HS

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Talking Black in America follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American community reflect the imprint of African language systems, the influences of regional British and Southern American dialects, and the creativity and resilience of people living through oppression, segregation and the fight for equality. Filmed across the United States, Talking Black in America is a startling revelation of language as legacy, identity and triumph over adversity. With Reverend Jeremiah Wright, DJ Nabs, Professor Griff, Quest M.C.O.D.Y., Dahlia the Poet, Nicky Sunshine and many others.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:

Dr Heath Rose, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Oxford.

Ms Shivonne M. Gates, PhD candidate in Linguistics at Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Walt Wolfram, Distinguished University Professor, Department of English, North Carolina State University. Executive Producer of the documentary (via pre-recorded address).


Watch the trailer here.

Learn more about Talking Black in America here.

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Mary Ogilvy Theatre

St Anne's College

Woodstock Road

Oxford

OX2 6HS

United Kingdom

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