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Word from the mother : language and African Americans

Author: Geneva Smitherman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Word from the Mother presents a definitive statement on African American Language (AAL) from the internationally respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman. Her message is clear: all Americans, regardless of cultural background, must appreciate the linguistic conventions and richness of AAL if they are to participate in society as informed citizens." "The work gives an overview of past debates on the speech of African
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geneva Smitherman
ISBN: 9780415358750 0415358752 9780415358767 0415358760
OCLC Number: 60931399
Notes: Includes a discography.
Description: xiii, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: African American language : so good it's bad --
Words and expressions, proverbs, and familiar sayings --
The n-words --
Honeyz and playaz talkin that talk --
I used to love h.e.r. : hip hop, in its essence and real --
All around the world, same song --
Negro dialect, the last barrier to integration.
Responsibility: Geneva Smitherman.
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Presenting an overview of past debates on the speech of the African Americans, this study explores the relationship between language and race, as well as common perceptions of African American  Read more...

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