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

Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Baugh, John
Foreword by Labov, William

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If this book is anywhere near as successful as Baugh's Black Street Speech (which is probably the most widely used text on African American Vernacular English), it will not only be a contribution to the field of sociolinguistics, but a popular success as well. -- Guy Bailey, coed...itor of The Emergence of Black English: Text and Commentary 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.
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ISBN 9780292708730
Released NZ 1 Jan 1999
Publisher University of Texas Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780292708730
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher University of Texas Press
Imprint University of Texas Press
Released 1 Jan 1999
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Baugh, John
Foreword by Labov, William
Category Award Winning
Slang & Jargon
Ethnic Studies
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 427.973
Weight 624g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African Americans - Education, Americanisms, English language - Social aspects - United States, Black English, English language - Variation - United States
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly