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Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's lingua franca

Author: John H McWhorter
Publisher: New York, NY : Bellevue Literary Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"It has now been almost fifty years since linguistic experts began studying Black English as a legitimate speech variety, arguing to the public that it is different from Standard English, not a degradation of it. Yet false assumptions and controversies still swirl around what it means to speak and sound "black." In his first book devoted solely to the form, structure, and development of Black English, John McWhorter  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H McWhorter
ISBN: 9781942658207 1942658206
OCLC Number: 945949085
Description: 190 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
It's complicated --
What do you mean "sounds Black"? --
But they can't talk that way at a job interview! --
Speaking Black or speaking minstrel? --
Through a lens darkly?
Responsibility: John McWhorter.

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Praise for Talking Back, Talking Black "Talking Back, Talking Black is [McWhorter's] case for the acceptance of black English as a legitimate American dialect... He ably and enthusiastically breaks Read more...

 
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