Rickford is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor
of Linguistics and Director of the program in African and
Afro-American Studies at Stanford, and he is one of the world's
experts on African American Vernacular English and West Indian
Creole. He received an American Book Award from The Before
Columbus Foundation for Spoken Soul: The Story of Black
English (2000). His other books include Style and
Sociolinguistic Variation (with Penelope Eckert) (2001),
African American Vernacular English: Features, Evolution
and Educational Implications (1999), Dimensions of
a Creole Continuum (1987), Sociolinguistics and Pidgin-Creole
Studies (Editor) (1988), and A Festival of Guyanese
Words (Editor) 1978).
Wednesday, April 24, 2002, 7 p.m.
Stanford Writing Center, Basement of Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
back soon to see the transcript of John Rickford's How I Write