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African American English: A Linguistic Introductionby Lisa J. Green
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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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-268) and index.
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.
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