Talkin That Talk Language, Culture and Education in African America

ISBN-10: 0415208653

ISBN-13: 9780415208659

Edition: 1999

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The essays in this collection and interlinking commentaries guide the reader through the late-1990s Ebonics controversy which is also linked to past issues about language, culture and education of people of African descent in the United States.
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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Geneva Smitherman is University Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the African American Language and Literacy Program at Michigan State University. The author of BLACK TALK: WORDS AND PHRASES FROM THE HOOD TO THE AMEN CORNER and TALKIN THAT TALK: LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND EDUCATION IN AFRICAN AMERICA and the editor of AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON ANITA HILL-CLARENCE THOMAS, she also directs the My Brother's Keeper Program in Detroit.

List of illustrations
Introduction: From Ghetto Lady to Critical Linguist
Ebonics, Language Theory, and Research
Introduction to part one
Introduction to Ebonics
From African to African American
White English in Blackface, Or, Who Do I Be?
Discriminatory Discourse on African American Speech
"A New Way of Talkin'": Language, Social Change, and Political Theory
Review of Noam Chomsky's Language and Responsibility
Language and the Education of African Americans
Introduction to part two
English Teacher, Why You Be Doing the Thangs You Don't Do?
"What Go Round Come Round": King in Perspective
Ebonics, King, and Oakland: Some Folk Don't Believe Fat Meat is Greasy
African American Student Writers in the NAEP, 1969-88/89 and "The Blacker the Berry, the Sweeter the Juice"
Language and Culture
Introduction to part three
"How I Got Ovuh": African World View and African American Oral Tradition
"If I'm Lyin, I'm Flyin": The Game of Insult in Black Language
"Makin a Way Outa No Way": The Proverb Tradition in the Black Experience
Testifyin, Sermonizin, and Signifyin: Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the African American Verbal Tradition
"The Chain Remain the Same": Communicative Practices in the Hip Hop Nation
Language Policy, Politics, and Power
Introduction to part four
African Americans and "English Only"
The "Mis-Education of the Negro" - and You Too
Language and Democracy in the USA and the RSA
Review of Multilingual Education for South Africa
Introduction to part five
Soul 'N Style
Black English: So Good It's "Bad"
"Still I Rise": Education Against the Odds in Cuba
The Struggle Continues
CCCC and the "Students' Right To Their Own Language"
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