Jamila Lyiscott: 3 languages
Updated: 1/30/2021
Jamila Lyiscott: 3 languages

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  • Oh, thanks.
  • Really? just because I used "standard English" makes me articulate? Would you say the same if you came to my home?!
  • Wow, Jamila you are very articulate! You speak so well. I'm impressed
  • Jamila, What kind a ting is 'dis? I don undah stan what you're talkin about.
  • Father, this is the impending problem at hand..
  • And when I'm on the block, I switch it up just because I can. So, when my boy say:
  • Ay yo, Jamila, what up son?!
  • I jus' fall out with 'dem people, but I done.
  • Yo, why these books never be about my peoples?
  • And sometimes in class, I might pause the intellectual sounding flow to ask:
  • Who controls articulation? Who created "standard English?"
  • The English language is multifaceted oration, subject to indefinite transformation
  • Now, you may think that it is ignorant to speak 'broken' English, but I'm here to tell you that articulate Americans sound foolish to the British
  • Hi y'all! How's it going?
  • Oh, dear...