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African American Vernacular English

African American Vernacular English - 99 edition

African American Vernacular English - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780631212454

ISBN10: 0631212450

African American Vernacular English by John R. Rickford - ISBN 9780631212454
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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International: No
African American Vernacular English by John R. Rickford - ISBN 9780631212454

ISBN13: 9780631212454

ISBN10: 0631212450

Edition: 99

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Summary

In response to the flood of interest in African American Vernacular English (AAVE) following the recent controversy over Ebonics, this book brings together sixteen essays on the subject by a leading expert in the field, one who has been researching and writing on it for a quarter of a century. Rickford's essays cover the three central areas in which questions continue to come in from teachers, students, linguists, the news media, and interested members of the public: bull; bull;What are the features of AAVE/Ebonics and how is it used? bull;What is its evolution and where is it headed? bull;What are its educational implications? The answers to these questions are sometimes matters of controversy even within linguistics, the scientific study of language, but Rickford's essays - written between 1975 and 1998 - provide an informed commentary on them based on systematic research rather than the opinionated misinformation that dominated media commentary on Ebonics.