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Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice

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Baugh's inquiry ranges from the origins of African American English among slaves and their descendants to its recent adoption by standard English speakers of various races. Some of the topics he considers include practices and malpractices for educating language minority students, linguistic discrimination in the administration of justice, cross-cultural communication between Blacks and whites, and specific linguistic aspects of African American English. This detailed overview of the main points of debate about African American language will be important reading for both scholars and the concerned public.

Synopsis:

When the Oakland, California, school board called African American English Ebonics and claimed that it is not a black dialect or any dialect of English, they reignited a debate over language, race, and culture that reaches back to the era of slavery in the United States. In this book, John Baugh, an authority on African American English, sets new parameters for the debate by dissecting and challenging many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society.Baugh's inquiry ranges from the origins of African American English among slaves and their descendants to its recent adoption by standard English speakers of various races. Some of the topics he considers include practices and malpractices for educating language minority students, linguistic discrimination in the administration of justice, cross-cultural communication between Blacks and whites, and specific linguistic aspects of African American English. This detailed overview of the main points of debate about African American language will be important reading for both scholars and the concerned public.

Synopsis:

John Baugh, an authority on African American English, dissects and challenges many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292708730
Foreword:
Labov, William
Author:
Labov, William
Foreword by:
Labov, William
Foreword:
Labov, William
Author:
Baugh, John
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Education
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
African American Studies - Lifestyle
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black english
Subject:
Slaves -- United States -- Language.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Lifest
Subject:
African Americans - Education
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.95x6.04x.61 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages University of Texas Press - English 9780292708730 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , When the Oakland, California, school board called African American English Ebonics and claimed that it is not a black dialect or any dialect of English, they reignited a debate over language, race, and culture that reaches back to the era of slavery in the United States. In this book, John Baugh, an authority on African American English, sets new parameters for the debate by dissecting and challenging many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society.Baugh's inquiry ranges from the origins of African American English among slaves and their descendants to its recent adoption by standard English speakers of various races. Some of the topics he considers include practices and malpractices for educating language minority students, linguistic discrimination in the administration of justice, cross-cultural communication between Blacks and whites, and specific linguistic aspects of African American English. This detailed overview of the main points of debate about African American language will be important reading for both scholars and the concerned public.
"Synopsis" by , John Baugh, an authority on African American English, dissects and challenges many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society.
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