African American English A Linguistic Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521891388
ISBN-13: 9780521891387
Edition: 2002
Authors: Lisa J. Green
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This introduction to African American English (AAE) looks at the grammar as a whole, describing patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It uses linguistic description and data from conversation to explain that AAE is not random, but is a rule-governed system.

Lisa Green is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas, Austin. She has written journal articles and book chapters on topics in the study of African American English.

Introduction
Lexicons and meaning
Syntax Part 1. Verbal markers in AAE
Syntax Part 2. Syntactic and morphosyntactic properties in AAE
Phonology of AAE
Speech events and rules of interaction
AAE in literature
AAE in media
Attitudes and education

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