Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture / Edition 1

Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture / Edition 1

by Marcyliena Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001498

ISBN-13: 9780521001496

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

African American language is central to the teaching of linguistics and language in the United States, and this book covers the entire field—grammar, speech, and verbal genres. It also reveals the various historical strands that must be identified in order to understand the development of African American English. These are the social and cultural history of

Overview

African American language is central to the teaching of linguistics and language in the United States, and this book covers the entire field—grammar, speech, and verbal genres. It also reveals the various historical strands that must be identified in order to understand the development of African American English. These are the social and cultural history of the American South, the urban and northern black popular culture, as well as policy issues. The current heated political and educational debates about the status of the African American dialect are also addressed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series, #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,197,195
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps, figures and tables; Acknowledgments; Notes on the transcriptions; Introduction; 1. The African American speech community: culture, language ideology and social face; 2. Forms of speech: verbal styles, discourse and interaction; 3. Language norms and practices; 4. When women speak: how and why we enter; 5. Urban youth language: black by popular demand; 6. Language, discourse and power: outing schools; Notes; References; Index.

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