Out Of The Mouths Of Slaves / Edition 1

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Overview

John Baugh, an authority on African American English, dissects and challenges many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society.
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Guy Bailey
If this book is anywhere near as successful as Baugh's Black Street Speech (which is probably the most widely used text on African American Vernacular English), it will not only be a contribution to the field of sociolinguistics, but a popular success as well.
Guy Bailey, coeditor of The Emergence of Black English: Text and Commentary
Guy Bailey
If this book is anywhere near as successful as Baugh's Black Street Speech (which is probably the most widely used text on African American Vernacular English), it will not only be a contribution to the field of sociolinguistics, but a popular success as well.
Guy Bailey
If this book is anywhere near as successful as Baugh's Black Street Speech (which is probably the most widely used text on African American Vernacular English), it will not only be a contribution to the field of sociolinguistics, but a popular success as well.
-- Guy Bailey, coeditor of The Emergence of Black English: Text and Commentary
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292708730
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by William Labov
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1. Orientation
1. Some Common Misconceptions about African American Vernacular English
2. Language and Race: Some Implications of Bias for Linguistic Science
Part 2. The Relevance of African American Vernacular English to Education and Social Policies
3. Why What Works Has Not Worked for Nontraditional Students
4. Reading, Writing, and Rap: Lyric Shuffle and Other Motivational Strategies to Introduce and Reinforce Literacy
5. Educational Malpractice and the Ebonics Controversy
6. Linguistic Discrimination and American justice
Part 3. Cross-cultural Communication in Social Context
7. The Politics of Black Power Handshakes
8. Changing Terms of Self-reference among American Slave Descendants
Part 4. Linguistic Dimensions of African American Vernacular English
9. Steady: Progressive Aspect in African American Vernacular English
10. Come Again: Discourse Functions in African American Vernacular English
11. Hypocorrection: Mistakes in the Production of African American Vernacular English as a Second Dialect
12. Linguistic Perceptions in Black and White: Racial Identification Based on Speech
Part 5. Conclusion
13. Research Trends for African American Vernacular English: Anthropology, Education, and Linguistics
Notes
Glossary
References
Index
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