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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: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Morgan (Afro-American studies, Harvard U.; anthropology, UCLA) explores African American language, and verbal style and discourse in African American culture and in American culture in general. Coverage includes the role of local knowledge and history in the urban speech community; African American interaction and verbal style; the symbolic and practical functions of

Overview

Morgan (Afro-American studies, Harvard U.; anthropology, UCLA) explores African American language, and verbal style and discourse in African American culture and in American culture in general. Coverage includes the role of local knowledge and history in the urban speech community; African American interaction and verbal style; the symbolic and practical functions of African American English and General English; African American women's speech; the language ideology and practices of urban youth affiliated with hip hop music; and African American English and educational policies. For upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language Series , #20
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps, figures and tablesx
Acknowledgmentsxi
Notes on the transcriptionsxiii
Introduction1
1The African American speech community: culture, language ideology and social face10
2Forms of speech: verbal styles, discourse and interaction35
3Language norms and practices62
4When women speak: how and why we enter84
5Urban youth language: black by popular demand111
6Language, discourse and power: outing schools132
Notes153
References164
Index181

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