Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture

ISBN-10: 0521001498
ISBN-13: 9780521001496
Edition: 2002
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Description: African-American language is central to the teaching of language and linguistics in the United States. This text covers grammar, speech, verbal genres and the various historical strands that need to be identified in order to understand its  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

African-American language is central to the teaching of language and linguistics in the United States. This text covers grammar, speech, verbal genres and the various historical strands that need to be identified in order to understand its development.

Marcyliena Morgan is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research has focused on language, culture and identity, sociolinguistics, discourse and interaction, and she is the editor of Language and the Social Construction of Identity in Creole Situations.

List of maps, figures and tables
Acknowledgments
Notes on the transcriptions
Introduction
The African American speech community: culture, language ideology and social face
Forms of speech: verbal styles, discourse and interaction
Language norms and practices
When women speak: how and why we enter
Urban youth language: black by popular demand
Language, discourse and power: outing schools
Notes
References
Index

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