Talkin that Talk: Language, Culture and Education in African America / Edition 1

Talkin that Talk: Language, Culture and Education in African America / Edition 1

by Geneva Smitherman
     
 

A highly readable collection of key articles and essays by a leading scholar on African American language and politics. Discussing the inter-relationship between African American language, culture and education, Talkin' that Talk is divided into sections, each introduced by the author, which include:
* African American language and education
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Overview

A highly readable collection of key articles and essays by a leading scholar on African American language and politics. Discussing the inter-relationship between African American language, culture and education, Talkin' that Talk is divided into sections, each introduced by the author, which include:
* African American language and education
* Language theory, research and the Black intellectual tradition
* Black language and culture
* Black women's discourse
* Language policy and global multilingualism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415208659
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: From Ghetto Lady to Critical Linguist1
Pt. 1Ebonics, Language Theory, and Research
1Introduction to Ebonics19
2From African to African American41
3White English in Blackface, Or, Who Do I Be?57
4Discriminatory Discourse on African American Speech67
5"A New Way of Talkin'": Language, Social Change, and Political Theory93
6Review of Noam Chomsky's Language and Responsibility109
Pt. 2Language and the Education of African Americans
7English Teacher, Why You Be Doing the Thangs You Don't Do?123
8"What Go Round Come Round": King in Perspective132
9Ebonics, King, and Oakland: Some Folk Don't Believe Fat Meat is Greasy150
10African American Student Writers in the NAEP, 1969-88/89 and "The Blacker the Berry, the Sweeter the Juice"163
Pt. 3Language and Culture
11"How I Got Ovuh": African World View and African American Oral Tradition199
12"If I'm Lyin, I'm Flyin": The Game of Insult in Black Language223
13"Makin a Way Outa No Way": The Proverb Tradition in the Black Experience231
14Testifyin, Sermonizin, and Signifyin: Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the African American Verbal Tradition251
15"The Chain Remain the Same": Communicative Practices in the Hip Hop Nation268
Pt. 4Language Policy, Politics, and Power
16African Americans and "English Only"291
17The "Mis-Education of the Negro" - and You Too306
18Language and Democracy in the USA and the RSA314
19Review of Multilingual Education for South Africa334
Pt. 5Columns
20Soul 'N Style343
21Black English: So Good It's "Bad"365
22"Still I Rise": Education Against the Odds in Cuba368
Pt. 6The Struggle Continues
23CCCC and the "Students' Right To Their Own Language"375
Notes400
References411
Published by the author430

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