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Talking Back, Talking Black : Truths About America's Lingua Franca.

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An authoritative, impassioned celebration of Black English, how it works, and why it matters


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McWhorter
ISBN: 9781942658207 1942658206
OCLC Number: 966057964
Description: 192 pages
Contents: IntroductionChapter One: Black English is ComplicatedA Broken Piano Is Still Broken, Right?: What You Haven't Been Told About Black English GrammarChapter Two: A Person Can Indeed Sound BlackDo Black People Simply Have Southern Accents?Chapter Three: Speaking Black or Speaking "Minstrel"? "I'se Regusted!": Didn't White People Make Black English Up For Fun?Chapter Four: But You Can't Talk That Way on a Job Interview! Why Americans Don't Understand That People Can Speak Two WaysChapter Five: Why Can't They Just Talk Like Everybody Else? Because the World Isn't Talking Like Everybody Else: The New No-Name Languages WorldwideReferencesIndex


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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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