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African-American English : Structure, History and Use - Guy Bailey

African-American English

Structure, History and Use

By: Guy Bailey (Editor), John Baugh (Editor), Salikoko S. Mufwene (Editor), John R. Rickford (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415117326
Number Of Pages: 332

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African-American English: Structure, History and Use provides a comprehensive survey of linguistic research into African-American English. The main linguistic features are covered, in particular the grammar, phonology and lexicon. Further chapters explore the sociological, political and educational issues connected with African-American English.
The editors are the leading experts in the field and along with other key figures, notably William Labov, Geneva Smitherman and Walt Wolfram, they provide an authoritative, diverse guide to this topical subject area. Drawing on many contemporary references: the Oakland School controversy, the rap of Ice-T, the contributors reflect the state of current scholarship on African-American English, and actively dispel many misconceptions, address new questions and explore new approaches.
The book is designed to serve as a text for the increasing number of courses on African-American English and as a convenient reference for students of linguistics, black studies and anthropology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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."[a welcome addition] to the literature on African American English and should interest scholars in linguistics, education, African American studies, and anyone wanting to learn more about African American English." -Linguistics and Education

Some Aspects of African-American Vernacular English
The Sentence in African-American Vernacular English
Aspect and Predicate Phrases in African-American Vernacular English
The Structure of the Noun Phrase in African-American English
Coexistent Systems in African-American English
The Development of African-American Vernacular English, Focusing on the Creole Origin Issue
Word from the Hood: The Lexicon of African-American Vernacular English
African-American Language Use: Ideology and So-Called Obscenity
More than a Mood or an Attitude: Discourse and Verbal Genres in African-American Culture
Linguistics, Education, and the Law: Education Reform for African-American Language Minority Students
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ISBN: 9780415117326
ISBN-10: 0415117321
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 19th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1