Preaching the Word Teaching the Word
is a well-meaning language awareness tutorial. Its slice-of-life approach captures verbatim lapses in communication spoken in structured settings. This exposition addresses the crucial need to model standard English to support improved communication.
Further, the work fulfills an altruistic desire to share the impact of the authors specialized learning and extensive teaching expertise. Empowering and informational, it offers alternatives to language often heard, accepted, and repeated without critical reflection regarding its suitability. This paying-forward resource encourages and promotes improved language facility throughout the proverbial village.
An Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at Bossier Parish Community College, Dr. Frances Swayzer Conley earned the baccalaureate degree at Grambling State University, majoring in English with equally substantial concentration in Speech and Drama. Subsequently she completed graduate studies at Louisiana Tech University, attaining the Master of Arts degree and specializing in English and Education. She engaged in further studies at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Northwestern State University, Southern University at Shreveport, and The University of Louisiana at Monroereturning to Grambling State University to earn the Doctor of Education degree in Developmental Education, concentrating in Higher Education Administration and Management with English as a cognate.