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Black English : its history and usage in the United States

Author: J L Dillard
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1973, ©1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An investigation of the ways in which Black English differs from other varieties of American English, arguing that the differences are traceable to language-contact phenomena associated with the West African slave trade and with European maritime expansion, and discussing its effect on the education of African-American children.
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Dillard, J.L. (Joey Lee), 1924-
Black English; its history and usage in the United States.
New York, Vintage Books [1973, ©1972]
(OCoLC)643554792
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J L Dillard
ISBN: 0394718720 9780394718729
OCLC Number: 409738
Description: xiv, 361 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Black English and the academic establishment --
On the structure of Black English --
A sketch of the history of Black English --
Pidgin English in the United States : black, red, and yellow --
The Negro dialect and the Southern dialect --
Who speaks Black English? --
Black English and education.
Responsibility: [by] J.L. Dillard.

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An investigation of the ways in which Black English differs from other varieties of American English, arguing that the differences are traceable to language-contact phenomena associated with the West African slave trade and with European maritime expansion, and discussing its effect on the education of African-American children.

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