Philadelphia Court Stenographers Misunderstand Black English

A soon to be published study in the journal Language has found that Philadelphia court stenographers often transcribe Black English recordings incorrectly. When presented with Black English grammar and recordings, 27 stenographers were found to make errors in two out of five sentences and could only understand one out of three sentences. The repercussions can be detrimental, as incorrect or deficient transcriptions can lead to unwarranted incriminations. [Published on 01-31-2019]

Posted by Hrishee Shastri on February 3, 2019

African American Language;
Politics and Policy;

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