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African American English

African American English - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521891387

Cover of African American English 02 (ISBN 978-0521891387)
ISBN13: 978-0521891387
ISBN10: 0521891388

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No

List price: $54.99

African American English - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521891387

Lisa J. Green

ISBN13: 978-0521891387
ISBN10: 0521891388

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and is essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Lexicons and meaning
2. Syntax Part 1. Verbal markers in AAE
3. Syntax Part 2. Syntactic and morphosyntactic properties in AAE
4. Phonology of AAE
5. Speech events and rules of interaction
6. AAE in literature
7. AAE in media
8. Attitudes and education.