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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)

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"African American English" provides a timely, comprehensive, state of the art survey of linguistic research. The book examines the linguistics features of African American English (AAE), as well as the sociological, political and educational issues connected with it. The editors are leading experts in the field and along with other key figures, notably William Labov, Geneva Smitherman and Walt Wolfram, 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.

."[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

Introduction
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: 9780415117333
ISBN-10: 041511733X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1