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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 295–320.
Published: 01 October 2020
... currently working in research universities across the United States. Building on the literature on linguistic discrimination and the theoretical framing of LangCrit, the authors exemplify instances of linguistic discrimination resulting from a member of the majority culture asserting their native speaker...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that takes place in the absence of physical migration. It builds on and beyond the extant scholarship on Jamaican patwah poet Louise Bennett Coverley, widely known a Miss Lou, by indexing how her speakers’ references to places and events outside Jamaica and to non-Jamaican people (routes) constitute a core...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 218–242.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in academic writing. This article explores how teaching language/dialect difference in majority white school settings, using contrastive-analysis techniques such as code switching may have highly negative effects on African American Language (AAL) speakers. Code-switching maintains that AAL and other “non...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... relationsand moral conduct; they includehow to: "washwhite clothes," "plant dasheen," "throw awaya child,"and "bullya man." Readersof"Girl" often observea fictional representation of the double-edgedtendenciesof child-rearingpractices in manyCaribbeansocieties:as the adult speaker providesguidelines for living...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Superior Pedro Francisco Bonó, where I was among the invited speakers. 2 Growing up in Salcedo, a city in Hermanas Mirabal Province in the country’s interior, Tatem Brache recalled local rumors about ciguapas venturing down from the nearby mountains of the Cibao Valley. Their latent presence served...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... mothers, our planet. “For all future generations, for all the babies to come, we need this water, we need this earth to be healthy, to be beautiful for them to live in.” 6 That must be our legacy. It is fitting, then, that we close this issue with Gabeba Baderoon’s poem, “No Name.” The speaker...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
...) into the idea of the coming content focus. Ask students to consider for a moment their own racial/ethnic and gender identities, then ask them think about how closely these identities are matched to the speakers and writers with whom they usually engage in this classroom. Explain that this activity...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
... with a displacement of the traditional subject. This displacement might be explained by lines that describe the passage that the speaker must make: "to a land perpetually 3:20 am/rain always raining heavily" (r). This temporality of suspension, in which time does not flow forward but remains endlessly...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 30–56.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of meaning exchange to implicate a range of social institutions in Eli's death, she writes as ifhe were literally present, inviting Eli to sit on her speaker's lap so that she can: 44 MARIE LOVROD Explain with some meaningless words that your daddy didn't mean to beat you to death although we both know he...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
...” is an homage to her mother. It draws its title from the famous novel of the same name by Lauretta Ngcobo, one of the great “ankestors,” to use Jaji’s resonant formulation from her collection Beating the Graves (2017), of African women’s writing. Facing impending motherhood, the speaker contemplates her own...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 77–91.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., and Translation as Strategies of Resistance and Reconstruction" (1999b). 5. For example, in a study by Rubin (1992) of how expectations around accent and race affected student perceptions of teaching performance, sixty-two undergraduate native speakers of English listened to a four-minute lecture...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2003
...." "Compromise" suggests that the speaker conforms to the parameters that circumscribe women, and in the next stanza she is willing to concede that the veil provides protection. Stretched above us it will become our home Spread beneath us, it will bloom into a garden Raise it and it will become our curtain...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 65–72.
Published: 01 March 2001
... conducted by this nation against the Third World. Several speakers addressed the links between violence within the United States and violence conducted in the international arena, such as that which occurs in border crossings, sex tourism, and the workings of multinational capitalism. The importance...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 66–67.
Published: 01 March 2010
... program for Radio Pacijicao,riginally called ActivistsandAgitators,later renamed Womenandthe Worldinthe1990s.Professor Cookappears frequently on such television programs as TheTodayShow,GoodMorningAmericaC, -Span'Bs ooknotesa,nd MacNeil/LehrNerewsHouAr. provocativeand engaging speaker on history, politics...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... These initial interviews thus became a space for participants to speak, weep, mourn, and share their thoughts and sometimes laughter with a fellow Arabic speaker. When mothers were approached to participate in a second round of interviews, the majority of mothers agreed to continue on with us and resumed...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 129–136.
Published: 01 March 2004
... and a framework for understanding human dignity because, as several of the conference speakers pointed out, it engages both our oppression and our privilege. It's not a panacea, but a powerful heuristic that might help us move from a discourse offeminism, fractured into identity feminisms and single-issue...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 307–316.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., grief and release. Of the speaker’s time in a Catholic-run preschool she writes: “One day the virgin mary’s head cracked off her shoulders + dropped to the floor / we crowded around her / she didn’t look half as pious w/out her hands clasped against her chest in prayer / her head looked ordinary lying...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2014
... trafficking, including sex trafficking, which has grown exponentially in concert with the globalization of market forces and services. In April of 2013, Meridiansco-sponsored a conference on the subject on the Smith campus. Featured as keynote speakers were two anti-trafficking activists and friends, Ms. co...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 322–324.
Published: 01 September 2008
... is a musician and speaker. Her article is adapted from her multimedia presentation, "Women, Pop Music and Pornography." LeVandehas toured over mo colleges and has recorded three albums, including a children's record, and is currently self-producing another. Her music is also played in retail stores...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 278–280.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Barbara Lee Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 WHY I OPPOSED THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZE FORCE BarbaraLee TO Septen1ber14,2001 Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart, one that is filled with sorrow for the fan1ilies and loved ones who were killed and injured in New York...