Video Recording of a Panel Discussion “The Oxford Dictionary of African American English in the Making”
Oxford Languages, a division of Oxford University Press and publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), 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.
In this talk, some of the project team members provided a quick overview of the project, followed by a panel discussion:- Project overview and aims
– Where we are now
– Why we are compiling ODAAE
– The socio-linguistic importance of African American English
– Q&A time
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.