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Language and the African American Child

Language and the African American Child

by Lisa J. Green


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ISBN-13: 9780521618175
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lisa Green is Associate Professor of Linguistics and the founding director of the Center for the Study of African American Language at the University of Massachusetts. Her previous publications include African American English: A Linguistic Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Table of Contents

1. Child AAE: an introductory overview of the data and context; 2. Characterizing AAE: feature lists, dual components, patterns and systems; 3. System of tense-aspect marking 1: non-past and habitual; 4. System of tense-aspect marking 2: past time; 5. Negation: focus on negative concord; 6. Asking questions: seeking clarification and requesting elaboration; 7. Variation: intra-dialectal/variable-shifting and inter-dialectal/code-shifting; 8. The D.I.R.E.C.T. model: linking linguistic description and education.

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