My Own Work


Presenting my qualitative (i.e., focus group interviews) results at the International Qualitative Inquiry Conference at the University of Illinois on May 18, 2017.  I presented with my former advisor/always mentor/lifelong friend Laura DeThorne.

Poster was entitled, “My job is to get them ready for the world that’s out there:” Teachers’ Perceptions of AAE

Qualitative Inquiry Conference

Megan-Brette Hamilton and Laura DeThorne presenting at Qualitative Inquiry Conference 2017

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I attended the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) Convention April 6-8, 2017.

I got to present my dissertation research via a poster: “Street talking”…”Another layer of ESL:” Teachers’ Perceptions of AAE

NBASLH presentation

Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton presents her dissertation research in a poster session at NBASLH 2017 in Atlanta, GA

I spoke to so many SLPs and researchers and, if I must say so myself, it was very well received.  Curious about what I found?? Check out my dissertation or wait for the publication, to be written this summer;) 

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Presenting at the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama 2017 Convention.  My 2-hour workshop was entitled: Expanding cultural competence in your clinical practice: Working with African American English-speaking children and their families

Presenting at SHAA 2017

Megan-Brette Hamilton presenting at SHAA 2017

 

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June 2016 – Why did it take me this long to post my dissertation?? I have no idea.  Anywho here it is, in all its glory;) Once I turn it into a manuscript it’ll be easier to read, but until then, you can skim through…

Enjoy!

What Does it Mean to Sound African American

Megan-Brette Hamilton’s dissertation

What Does it Mean to Sound African American?

Teachers’ Perceptions of School-Age Children’s Communication

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June 2016 – I was invited back to speak at my alma mater Hampton University!!!!  Best feeling to go back to where it all began and share what I’ve learned.  I started this journey at 17 years old and haven’t looked back since. Now I just gotta spruce up my titles…

Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton, OSEP Seminar Series Speaker with CSAD Graduate Students Seminar Topic: Exploring the stories of language and literacy among African-American communities.

Dr. Megan-Brette Hamilton, OSEP Seminar Series Speaker with CSAD Graduate Students Seminar Topic: Exploring the stories of language and literacy among African-American communities.

http://img.hamptonu.edu/gallery/gallery.cfm?g=csd_gallery

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Spreading the knowledge of Philippine English…it’s not that people who speak a dialect other than the mainstream are *trying to speak English correctly, they are speaking their own kind of English…recognize!

ASHA 2015

Megan-Brette Hamilton and Laura DeThorne presenting research on Philippine English at ASHA 2015.

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Too many people talking about what Black families aren’t doing at home (in comparison to White families) when it comes to reading and writing…but no one really asks them what they are doing…we did:)

“So We Would all Help Pitch In:” The Family Literacy Practices of Low-income African American Mothers of Preschoolers

Mother and son reading

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Qualitative Conference at UIUC

Presenting research on the rich oral language practices of African American families from low-income communities.

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Curious about what happened when my research team and I spent 7 weeks observing an African American kindergarten boy who uses African American English and his communication interactions with his Mainstream American English speaking teacher in the classroom??

Come to find out…their communication was not just impacted by dialect differences, there was so much more; power and privilege, alignment and mismatch, even doses of physicality were present.

Click below to read my first research project and discover all the linguistic, para-linguistic, and non-linguistic aspects that influenced their communication.

“If there’s more than one bus you say…”:

Cultural-linguistic mismatch within the context of teacher-child interactions