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Language in the inner city : studies in the Black English vernacular

Author: William Labov
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1972.
Series: University of Pennsylvania Press conduct and communication series, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Language in the Inner City firmly establishes African American Vernacular English not simply as slang but as a well-formed set of rules of pronunciation and grammar capable of conveying complex logic and reasoning. Studying not only the normal processes of communication in the inner city but such art forms as the ritual insult and ritualized narrative, Labov confirms the Black vernacular as a separate and  Read more...
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Labov, William.
Language in the inner city.
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press [©1972]
(OCoLC)582516435
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Labov
ISBN: 0812276582 9780812276589 9780812210514 0812210514
OCLC Number: 637515
Description: xxiv, 412 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Some sources of reading problems for speakers of the Black English vernacular --
Is the Black English vernacular a separate system? --
Contraction, deletion, and inherent variability of the English copula --
Negative attraction and negative concord --
The logic of nonstandard English --
The relation of reading failure to peer-group status --
The linguistic consequences of being a lame --
Rules for ritual results --
The transformation of experience in narrative syntax.
Series Title: University of Pennsylvania Press conduct and communication series, 3.
Other Titles: Studies in the Black English vernacular
Responsibility: William Labov.

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