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African-American English: Structure, History, and Use

African-American English: Structure, History, and Use (Hardback)

By Mufwene, Salikoko S.
By Rickford, John R.
By Bailey, Guy
By Baugh, John

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This book was the first to provide a comprehensive survey of linguistic research into African-American English and is widely recognised as a classic in the field. It covers both the main linguistic features, in particular the grammar, phonology and lexicon and the sociological, p...olitical and educational issues connected with African-American English. The editors have played key roles in the development of African American English and Black Linguistics as an academic field of study and along with other leading figures, notably Geneva Smitherman, Bill Labov and Walt Wolfram, they provide an authoritative, diverse guide to this vitally important subject area. Drawing on key moments of cultural significance from the Ebonics controversy to the rap of Ice-T, the contributors cover the state of the art in scholarship on African-American English, and actively dispel misconceptions, address new questions and explore new approaches. This classic edition has a new foreword by Sonja Lanehart, setting the book in context and celebrating its influence. This is an essential text for courses on African-American English, key reading for Varieties of English and World Englishes modules and an important reference for students of linguistics, black studies and anthropology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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ISBN 9780367760724
Released NZ 5 Oct 2021
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Linguistics Classics
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ISBN-13 9780367760724
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 5 Oct 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mufwene, Salikoko S.
By Rickford, John R.
By Bailey, Guy
By Baugh, John
Series Routledge Linguistics Classics
Category Sociolinguistics
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 427.97308996073
Weight 840g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress African Americans - Language, English language - Variation - United States, Black English - United States, Americanisms
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education