African American English: A Linguistic Introduction / Edition 1

African American English: A Linguistic Introduction / Edition 1

by Lisa J. Green
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521891388

ISBN-13: 9780521891387

Pub. Date: 06/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in literature and the media to create

Overview

This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and is essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521891387
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,008,701
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Lexicons and meaning; 2. Syntax Part 1. Verbal markers in AAE; 3. Syntax Part 2. Syntactic and morphosyntactic properties in AAE; 4. Phonology of AAE; 5. Speech events and rules of interaction; 6. AAE in literature; 7. AAE in media; 8. Attitudes and education.

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