Word from the Mother: Language and African Americans

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Written by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English. Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision for the future. Featuring cartoons which demonstrate the relationship between language and race, as well as common perceptions of African American Language, she explores its contribution to mainstream American English and includes ...

Word from the Mother: Language and African Americans 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415358767

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Word from the Mother: Language and African Americans 2006, Routledge, New York, NY

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