Talkin that Talk: Language, Culture and Education in African America / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Spanning a period from 1972 to 1998, and including new essays written especially for this book, the writings here offer a unique perspective on the African American oral tradition. From her earliest experiences with speech "correction" as a speaker of what was then called "Black Dialect" to a history of linguist-activism in the last half century, Geneva Smitherman explores the linguistic, cultural and educational issues that surround the Ebonics movement, investigates the impact of rap and hip-hop on Black language, and draws on her own extensive work in the field as well as from her personal experiences as an educator and activist to examine historical, legal, and cultural influences on the evolution of AAVE. Opinionated, forthright, and always entertaining, Smitherman writes with a rare combination of scholarly excellence and personal style that makes this collection the perfect introduction--for scholars and general readers alike- -to an important aspect of our national identity.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
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