I’ve known rivers
a journey through the academy in search of my language, voice and power
Keywords:Black women, discourse, life history, narrative
This article examines the trajectory of a research programme focused on Black women’s language through the lived experiences of the investigator. Using rivers as a metaphor to structure the account, the article mines key incidents in the researcher’s life that have shaped her understanding of and approach to analysing Black women’s discourse.
Cet article examine la trajectoire d’un programme de recherche axé sur le langage des femmes noires à travers les expériences vécues de l’enquêteur. Utilisant les rivières comme métaphore pour structurer le récit, l’article explore des incidents clés dans la vie de la chercheuse qui ont façonné sa compréhension et son approche de l’analyse du discours des femmes noires.
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