Rachel Jeantel interviewPlay video
This is part of the interview between Rachel Jeantel and Piers Morgan mentioned in the Rickford and King article. They begin discussing the ways people have attacked Jeantel for her speech at around 5:35.
An article about problems faced by AAE-speaking students and a similar educational strategy to that discussed in the Rickford article; I do think the same concerns voiced about Contrastive Analysis in general, and definitely the older applications of it Rickford criticizes, apply to this form. [Published on 07-16-2014]
Text from a 1998 talk by linguist John Rickford, which presents data on the failure of schools to teach SAE when they ignore AAL, and demonstrates how a knowledge of the grammar of AAL is important for teaching speakers of it. Factors in class. [Published on 03-25-1998]
A guest post on Language Log by John Rickford on the media's reaction to the use of AAE in the testimony of Rachel Jeantel in the 2013 George Zimmerman trial.
A 2013 interview on NPR's Here and Now with sociolinguist John Rickford about the testimony of Rachel Jeantel, a speaker of Haitian Creole, Spanish, and African American English, during the George Zimmerman trial.
The 1985 New York Times article reporting on Labov's research demonstrating divergence for Black English Vernacular in Philadelphia. The article plays a major role in the divergence debates of the 1980s. Citation: Fasold, Labov, Vaughn-Cooke, Bailey, Wolfram, Spears, and Rickford. 1987. Are black and white vernaculars diverging? Papers from NWAV XIV Panel Discussion. American Speech.