The Sociology Of African American Language / Edition 1

The Sociology Of African American Language / Edition 1

by Charles DeBose
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403939705

ISBN-13: 9781403939708

Pub. Date: 12/01/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The current state of knowledge of African American language is examined from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective that includes its structure, history, social role and educational implications, as well as the linguistic scholarship from which it derives, as a case study of language planning. A diverse array of topics including Hip-Hop culture, the Black Church and…  See more details below

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The current state of knowledge of African American language is examined from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective that includes its structure, history, social role and educational implications, as well as the linguistic scholarship from which it derives, as a case study of language planning. A diverse array of topics including Hip-Hop culture, the Black Church and the Ebonics controversy are unified by a pervasive theme of latent conflict between academic knowledge and 'real world' knowledge of Black language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403939708
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction Linguists as Visionaries If it Ain't Broke Don't Fix It: Toward a Policy of Full Recognition of African American Language Language Planning as a Field of Inquiry What's in a Name? Where did African American Language Come From? Language in the African Diaspora: The Case of Samaná English The Language Situation in the African American Speech Community: The Status of Variety X Cross-Over: From African American to National and World Culture Ebonics and Black School Achievement: The Language Difference Hypothesis The Grammar: We Be Following Rules The Standardization of African American Language References Index

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