Format: Book

Description: Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy have compiled essays from a diverse group of scholars who “explore the links between language and identity, between language and political hierarchy, and between language and cultural conflict” (p. xiv). The book is divided into three sections and includes personal essays, linguistic analysis, case study, and policy analysis, many of which speak to the ongoing debates surrounding Ebonics and the education of African American students. 


Citation:  Delpit, Lisa and Joanne Kilgour. (eds.) (2008). “The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom,” New York: The New  Press.