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African American English

African American English
A Linguistic Introduction

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  • Date Published: September 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521891387

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  • This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and is essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.

    • The first textbook on AAE specifically aimed at students
    • Provides a full description of AAE as a system, the first book to do so
    • Includes helpful summaries and student exercises at the end of each chapter
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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521891387
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Lexicons and meaning
    2. Syntax Part 1. Verbal markers in AAE
    3. Syntax Part 2. Syntactic and morphosyntactic properties in AAE
    4. Phonology of AAE
    5. Speech events and rules of interaction
    6. AAE in literature
    7. AAE in media
    8. Attitudes and education.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Communicating Across Cultures
    • Language in the African American Community
  • Author

    Lisa J. Green, University of Texas, Austin
    Lisa Green is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas, Austin. She has written journal articles and book chapters on topics in the study of African American English.

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