What People Get Wrong About African-American English | Otherwords

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It’s one of the most studied — and most controversial — varieties of English. But many people still hold deep misconceptions about African-American English (AAE).

Otherwords is a new PBS web series on Storied that digs deep into this quintessential human trait of language and fınds the fascinating, thought-provoking, and funny stories behind the words and sounds we take for granted. Incorporating the fıelds of biology, history, cultural studies, literature, and more, linguistics has something for everyone and offers a unique perspective into what it means to be human.

hosted by Dr. Erica Brozovsky, Ph.D.
written by Andrew Matthews
directed by Andrew Matthews & Katie Graham
produced by Katie Graham
animated & edited by Andrew Matthews
executive producer Amanda Fox
special thanks to Rachel Elizabeth Weissler, PhD
Assistant Director of Programming (PBS): Niki Walker
Executives in Charge (PBS): Brandon Arolfo, Adam Dylewski

music by APM


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