Tag: AAE

Black Dialects a Barrier to Justice

Write caption… A new study finds that Philadelphia court reporters did not accurately transcribe the speech of speakers of African American English (AAE) at the 95% accuracy standard for which they received their industry certifications. Sentence-by-sentence evaluation revealed that only 59.5% of the transcribed sentences were accurate, and 77% of the time the transcriptionists could not paraphrase what they heard. Perhaps most shockingly, 11% of the transcriptions...
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