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African American English: A Linguistic Introduction

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Publisher Comments:

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-268) and index.

Synopsis:

This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole.

About the Author

Lisa Green is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas, Austin. She has written journal articles and book chapters on topics in the study of African American English.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521891387
Author:
Green, Lisa J.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black english
Subject:
English language -- Variation -- United States.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-176
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus.
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.80x6.74x.75 in. 1.30 lbs.

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