Linguistic Profiling

What are the implications of speaking with a dialect?

Carillon students at museumTogether we will examine the roles of race, language and other cultural factors, how they intersect, and how they lead to issues of bias, profiling, and equity.

You can expect to:

  • Examine your own dialect and dialect history.
  • Create a digital portfolio with artifacts that illuminate profiling in academic and non-academic spaces.
  • Effectively use skills to negotiate cross-cultural situations.
  • Work in teams to analyze the role of dialect in socioeconomic, political, geographical, economic and racial groups different than your own.¬†

Community Course

EDCI288C - The Power of the Tongue: Linguistic Profiling, Dialect and Education. Introduces you to dialect education and linguistic profiling. Through this project-based course you will learn, discuss and reflect on issues of equity and social justice in language and culture. (3 credit course, fulfills General Education requirements of I-Series, History and Social Sciences, and Cultural Competence).
View the Fall 2019 draft syllabus for EDCI288c.


Picture of Ebony Terrell Shockley Ebony Terrell Shockley researches STEM, literacy, and exceptional education contexts for culturally and linguistically diverse, marginalized, and under-represented students. She is a Diversity Officer, Associate Clinical Professor, and Director of Teacher and Leader Education for the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership. Dr. Shockley is a counter-narrativist and STEMinist who conducts qualitative and quantitative research on the achievement gap. She is also the author of The Pilot, a children's book that is also a counter-narrative. Dr. Shockley presents The Pilot to young learners in the United States and abroad. Her international travel and study includes Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland. She integrates these experiences into her scholarship and practice. Dr. Shockley holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences and graduate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Reading, Instructional Technology and Leadership, and Minority and Urban Education.