Spoken Soul The Story of Black English

ISBN-10: 0471399574
ISBN-13: 9780471399575
Edition: 2000
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Description: This guide to black English, its origins, directions and its fascination, uses examples from August Wilson, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of the language that links such figures as Toni Morrison, Jesse Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This guide to black English, its origins, directions and its fascination, uses examples from August Wilson, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of the language that links such figures as Toni Morrison, Jesse Jackson, and Lauryn Hill.

JOHN R. RICFORD is Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. An internationally recognized authority on African American Vernacular English, he has published several books, scores of articles in scholarly journals, and articles in Discover magazine, among others. He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Jet, and USA Today and on ABC, NPR, and other television and radio stations. RUSSEL J. RICKFORDussell is a freelance journalist and formerly a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

JOHN R. RICKFORD is the Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor of Linguistics at Stanford University. He lives in Palo Alto, California. RUSSELL J. RICKFORD, a former reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, lives in Philadelphia.

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"This Passion, this Skill, this Incredible Music"
Writers
Preachers and Pray-ers
Comedians and Actors
Singers, Toasters, and Rappers
The Living Language
Vocabulary and Pronunciation
Grammar
History
The Ebonics Firestorm
Education
The Media
Ebonics "Humor"
The Crucible of Identity
Notes
Index
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