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Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture

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Part of Studies in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Language

  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511838590

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  • African American language is central to the teaching of linguistics and language in the United States, and this book covers the entire field--grammar, speech, and verbal genres. It also reveals the various historical strands that must be identified in order to understand the development of African American English. These are the social and cultural history of the American South, the urban and northern black popular culture, as well as policy issues. The current heated political and educational debates about the status of the African American dialect are also addressed.

    • Unique in the subject it addresses, and designed for both student and professional
    • Covers a wide field, drawing on a mass of fascinating cases
    • Young but established and much admired author
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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511838590
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 4 maps 8 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    Marcyliena Morgan, University of California, Los Angeles
    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.

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