African-American English: Structure, History and Use by Guy BaileyAfrican-American English: Structure, History and Use by Guy Bailey

African-American English: Structure, History and Use

EditorGuy Bailey, John Baugh, Salikoko S. Mufwene

Hardcover | April 20, 1998

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African-American English: Structure, History and Useprovides a comprehensive survey of linguistic research into African-American English. The main linguistic features are covered, in particular the grammar, phonology and lexicon. Further chapters explore the sociological, political and educational issues connected with African-American English.
The editors are the leading experts in the field and along with other key figures, notably William Labov, Geneva Smitherman and Walt Wolfram, they provide an authoritative, diverse guide to this topical subject area. Drawing on many contemporary references: the Oakland School controversy, the rap of Ice-T, the contributors reflect the state of current scholarship on African-American English, and actively dispel many misconceptions, address new questions and explore new approaches.
The book is designed to serve as a text for the increasing number of courses on African-American English and as a convenient reference for students of linguistics, black studies and anthropology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Salikoko Mufweneis Professor and Chair at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago.John R. Rickfordis Professor of Linguistics andJohn Baughis Professor of Education and Linguistics, both are at Stanford University.Guy Baileyis Dean of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Title:African-American English: Structure, History and UseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:332 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:April 20, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415117321

ISBN - 13:9780415117326

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Some Aspects of African-American Vernacular EnglishGuy BaileyandErik Thomas2. The Sentence in African-American Vernacular EnglishStefan MartinandWalt Wolfram3. Aspect and Predicate Phrases in African-American Vernacular EnglishLisa Green4. The Structure of the Noun Phrase in African-American EnglishSalikoko S. Mufwene5. Coexistent Systems in African-American EnglishWilliam Labov6. The Development of African-American Vernacular English, Focusing on the Creole Origin IssueJohn R. Rickford7. Word from the Hood: The Lexicon of African-American Vernacular EnglishGeneva Smitherman8. African-American Language Use: Ideology and So-Called ObscenityArthur K. Spears9. More than a Mood or an Attitude: Discourse and Verbal Genres in African-American CultureMarcyliena Morgan10. Linguistics, Education, and the Law: Education Reform for African-American Language Minority StudentsJohn Baugh

Editorial Reviews

."[a welcome addition] to the literature on African American English and should interest scholars in linguistics, education, African American studies, and anyone wanting to learn more about African American English."
-Linguistics and Education