Out of the Mouths of Slaves African American Language and Educational Malpractice

ISBN-10: 0292708734
ISBN-13: 9780292708730
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

"If this book is anywhere near as successful as Baugh's Black Street Speech (which is probably the most widely used text on African American Vernacular English), it will not only be a contribution to the field of sociolinguistics, but a popular success as well." Guy Bailey, coeditor of The Emergence of Black English: Text and Commentary When the Oakland, California, school board called African American English "Ebonics" and claimed that it "is not a black dialect or any dialect of English," they reignited a debate over language, race, and culture that reaches back to the era of slavery in the United States. In this book, John Baugh, an authority on African American English, sets new parameters for the debate by dissecting and challenging many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society. Baugh's inquiry ranges from the origins of African American English among slaves and their descendants to its recent adoption by standard English speakers of various races. Some of the topics he considers include practices and malpractices for educating language minority students, linguistic discrimination in the administration of justice, cross-cultural communication between Blacks and whites, and specific linguistic aspects of African American English. This detailed overview of the main points of debate about African American language will be important reading for both scholars and the concerned public.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Orientation
Some Common Misconceptions about African American Vernacular English
Language and Race: Some Implications of Bias for Linguistic Science
The Relevance of African American Vernacular English to Education and Social Policies
Why What Works Has Not Worked for Nontraditional Students
Reading, Writing, and Rap: Lyric Shuffle and Other Motivational Strategies to Introduce and Reinforce Literacy
Educational Malpractice and the Ebonics Controversy
Linguistic Discrimination and American justice
Cross-cultural Communication in Social Context
The Politics of Black Power Handshakes
Changing Terms of Self-reference among American Slave Descendants
Linguistic Dimensions of African American Vernacular English
Steady: Progressive Aspect in African American Vernacular English
Come Again: Discourse Functions in African American Vernacular English
Hypocorrection: Mistakes in the Production of African American Vernacular English as a Second Dialect
Linguistic Perceptions in Black and White: Racial Identification Based on Speech
Conclusion
Research Trends for African American Vernacular English: Anthropology, Education, and Linguistics
Notes
Glossary
References
Index

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