The Oxford Handbook of African American Language by Sonja LanehartThe Oxford Handbook of African American Language by Sonja Lanehart

The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

EditorSonja Lanehart

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The goal of The Oxford Handbook of African American Language is to provide readers with a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary work on language use in African American communities in a broad collective. The Handbook offers a survey of language and its uses in AfricanAmerican communities from a wide range of contexts organized into seven sections: Origins and Historical Perspectives; Lects and Variation; Structure and Description; Child Language Acquisition and Development; Education; Language in Society; and Language and Identity. It is a handbook of researchon African American Language (AAL) and, as such, provides a variety of scholarly perspectives that may not align with each other - as is indicative of most scholarly research. The chapters in this book "interact" with one another as contributors frequently refer the reader to further elaboration on and references to related issues and connect their own research to related topics in other chapters within their own sections and the handbook more generally to create dialogueabout AAL, thus affirming the need for collaborative thinking about the issues in AAL research. Though the Handbook does not and cannot include every area of research, it is meant to provide suggestions for future work on lesser-studied areas (e.g., variation/heterogeneity in regional, social, andethnic communities) by highlighting a need for collaborative perspectives and innovative thinking while reasserting the need for better research and communication in areas thought to be resolved.
Sonja Lanehart is Professor and Brackenridge Endowed Chair in Literature and the Humanities at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Title:The Oxford Handbook of African American LanguageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:944 pages, 9.88 × 7.09 × 2.28 inPublished:June 15, 2015Publisher:OUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199795398

ISBN - 13:9780199795390

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Table of Contents

Sonja L. Lanehart, Jennifer Bloomquist, and Ayesha M. Malik: Language Use in African American Communities: An IntroductionPART I. ORIGINS AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVESGerard Van Herk: The English Origins HypothesisJohn R. Rickford: The Creole Origins HypothesisSalikoko S. Mufwene: The Emergence of African American English: Monogenetic or Polygenetic? With or Without "Decreolization"? Under How Much Substrate InfluenceDonald Winford: On the Origins of African American Vernacular English: BeginningsJohn Victor Singler: African American English Over Yonder: The Language of the Liberian Settler CommunityEdgar W. Schneider: Documenting the History of African American Vernacular English: A Survey and Assessment of Sources and ResultsWalt Wolfram and Mary E. Kohn: Regionality in the Development of African American EnglishPART II. LECTS AND VARIATIONTracey L. Weldon and Simanique Moody: The Place of Gullah in the African American Linguistic ContinuumPatricia Cukor-Avila and Guy Bailey: Rural African American Vernacular EnglishRose Wilkerson: African American English in the Mississippi Delta: A Case Study of Copula Absence and /r/-Lessness in the Speech of Black Women in Coahoma CountyWilliam A. Kretzschmar: African American Voices in AtlantaJennifer Bloomquist and Shelome Gooden: African American Language in Pittsburgh and the Lower Susqueshanna ValleyWilliam Labov and Sabriya Fisher: African American Phonology in a Philadelphia CommunityRene A. Blake, Cara Shousterman, and Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz: African American Language in New York CityJohn R. Rickford: African American Vernacular English In California: Four Plus Decades Of Vibrant Variationist ResearchJoseph Hill, Carolyn McCaskill, Robert Bayley, and Ceil Lucas: The Black American Sign Language Project: An OverviewWalt Wolfram: The Sociolinguistic Construction of African American LanguagePART III. STRUCTURE AND DESCRIPTIONLisa J. Green and Walter Sistrunk: Syntax and SemanticsCharles E. DeBose: The Systematic Marking of Tense, Modality and Aspect in African American LanguageJames A. Walker: On the Syntax-Prosody Interface in African American LanguageErik R. Thomas and Guy Bailey: Segmental Phonology of African American EnglishErik R. Thomas: Prosodic Features of African American EnglishPART IV. CHILD LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENTBrandi L. Newkirk-Turner, RaMonda Horton, and Ida J. Stockman: Language Acquisition in the African American Child: Prior to Age FourJanneke Van Hofwegen: The Development of African American English through Childhood and AdolescenceLisa J. Green and Jessica White-Susta!ta: Development of VariationTempii B. Champion and Allyssa McCabe: Narrative Structures of African American Children: Commonalities and DifferencesJanna B. Oetting: Some Similarities and Differences between African American English and Southern White English in ChildrenToya A. Wyatt: Contemporary Approaches and Perspectives for Assessing Young and School-Age AAE Child SpeakersPART V. EDUCATIONGeneva Smitherman: African American Language and Education: History and Controversy in the Twentieth CenturyMonique T. Mills and Julie A. Washington: Managing Two Varieties: Code-switching in the Educational ContextSharroky Hollie, Tamara Butler, and Jamila Gillenwaters: Balancing Pedagogy with Theory: The Infusion of African American Language Research Into Everyday Pre K-12 Teaching PracticesK.C. Nat Turner and Tyson L. Rose: History of Research on Multiliteracies and Hip Hop Pedagogy: A Critical ReviewWilliam Labov and Bettina Baker: African-American Vernacular English and ReadingJ. Michael Terry, Randall Hendrick, Evangelos Evangelou, and Richard L. Smith: Dialect Switching and Mathematical Reasoning Tests: Implications for Early Educational AchievementJohn Baugh: Beyond Bidialecticalism: Language Planning and Policies for African American StudentsPART VI. LANGUAGE IN SOCIETYCharles E. DeBose: African American Church LanguageJames Braxton Peterson: The (Re)turn to Remus Orthography: The Voices of African American Language in American LiteratureHoward Rambsy II and Briana Whiteside: African American Language and Black PoetryJacquelyn Rahman: African American Divas of Comedy: Staking a Claim in Public SpaceJennifer Bloomquist: The Construction of Ethnicity via Voicing: African American English in Children's Animated FilmJohn Baugh: SWB: (Speaking while Black or Speaking while Brown): Linguistic Profiling and Discrimination Based on Speech as a Surrogate for Race in International PerspectivePART VII. LANGUAGE AND IDENTITYKate T. Anderson: Racializing Language: Unpacking Linguistic Approaches to Attitudes about Race and SpeechArthur K. Spears: African American Standard EnglishErica Britt and Tracey L. Weldon: African American English in the Middle ClassMarcyliena Morgan: African American Women's Language: Mother Tongues UntiedDavid E. Kirkland: Black Masculine LanguageH. Samy Alim: Hip Hop Nation Language: Localization and GlobalizationSonja L. Lanehart: African American Language and Identity: Contradictions and Conundrums