Petray co-edits book about linguistic discrimination in higher education


Feb. 19, 2021

Marnie Jo Petray, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, co-edited a book titled “Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education: Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remedies.” The book, edited with Gaillyn Clements, a visiting professor of linguistics at Duke University, is an 11-chapter anthology that examines the different forms of language use and dialect discrimination in higher education. Published by Routledge, the book includes case studies at the intersections with class, race, gender and ability, and explores pedagogical and social manifestations and long-term impacts of this prejudice between and among students, faculty, and administrators.