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Black Talk : Words and Phrases From the Hood To the Amen Corner (Rev 00 Edition)

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Fully revised and updated — the ultimate guide to black talk from all segments of the African American community.Do you want to be down with the latest hype terms from the Hip Hop world? Black Talk is the perfect source. "Even if you think you're hip, you'd better look up kitchen, got her nose open, jump salty, and hundreds of other sayings, former or current, that testify to the linguistic originality of Black speakers," said Frederic G. Cassidy, chief editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English. This new edition of Black Talk includes more than 300 new words and phrases and, now more than ever, reflects the ever-changing meanings and uses of this vital and rich part of our language. In a style that is always informative and always entertaining, Geneva Smitherman takes this dictionary far beyond a list of words. Black Talk is a cultural map that charts word meanings along the highways and byways of African American life.

About the Author

Geneva Smitherman is University Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the African American Language and Literacy Program at Michigan State University. The author of BLACK TALK: WORDS AND PHRASES FROM THE HOOD TO THE AMEN CORNER and TALKIN THAT TALK: LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND EDUCATION IN AFRICAN AMERICA and the editor of AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON ANITA HILL-CLARENCE THOMAS, she also directs the My Brother's Keeper Program in Detroit.

Table of Contents

Explanatory Notes xii Introduction 1 Notes 39 Selected References 44 Black Talk A-Z 49

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395969199
Author:
Smitherman, Geneva
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Language
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
African American Studies - Lifestyle
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black english
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Lifest
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
English language -- United States.
Subject:
Linguistics - Etymology
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
224
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.12x6.51x.77 in. .70 lbs.

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Reference » Etymology
Reference » Spelling and Vocabulary
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

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