Arthur K. Spears

Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, The City University of New York, specializing in African American English (Ebonics), Creole Languages, Race/Color, Education, and Controversial Words. Prof. Spears is the founder and first editor of Transforming Anthropology, the journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists, a unit of the American Anthropological Association. He was the President (2007-2009) of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, the largest international body devoted to promoting the study of contact languages and their speakers.

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