The Black Side of the River: Race, Language, and Belonging in Washington, DC (Hardcover)
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In The Black Side of the River, sociolinguist Jessi Grieser draws on ten years of interviews with dozens of residents of Anacostia-a historically Black neighborhood in Washington, DC-to explore the impact of urban change on Black culture, identity, and language. Grieser's work is a call to center Black lived experiences in urban research.
About the Author
Jessi Grieser is an assistant professor of rhetoric, writing, and linguistics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a sociolinguist who specializes in discourse analysis, geosemiotics, and sociophonetics.