Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner / Edition 1

Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner / Edition 1

by Geneva Smitherman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0395969190

ISBN-13: 9780395969199

Pub. Date: 01/19/2000

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Fully revised and updated -- the ultimate guide to black talk from all segments of the African American community.Do you want to be down with the latest hype terms from the Hip Hop world? Black Talk is the perfect source. "Even if you think you're hip, you'd better look up kitchen, got her nose open, jump salty, and hundreds of other sayings, former or current,

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Fully revised and updated -- the ultimate guide to black talk from all segments of the African American community.Do you want to be down with the latest hype terms from the Hip Hop world? Black Talk is the perfect source. "Even if you think you're hip, you'd better look up kitchen, got her nose open, jump salty, and hundreds of other sayings, former or current, that testify to the linguistic originality of Black speakers," said Frederic G. Cassidy, chief editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English. This new edition of Black Talk includes more than 300 new words and phrases and, now more than ever, reflects the ever-changing meanings and uses of this vital and rich part of our language. In a style that is always informative and always entertaining, Geneva Smitherman takes this dictionary far beyond a list of words. Black Talk is a cultural map that charts word meanings along the highways and byways of African American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395969199
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/19/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
867,553
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents


Explanatory Notes xii Introduction 1 Notes 39 Selected References 44 Black Talk A-Z 49

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