Word from the Mother: Language and African Americans

Word from the Mother Language and African Americans Written by the hugely respected linguist Geneva Smitherman this book presents a definitive statement on African American English Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style the study prese

  • Title: Word from the Mother: Language and African Americans
  • Author: Geneva Smitherman
  • ISBN: 9780415358767
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision for the future Featuring cartoons which demonstrate the relationship betweeWritten by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision for the future Featuring cartoons which demonstrate the relationship between language and race, as well as common perceptions of African American Language, she explores its contribution to mainstream American English and includes a summary of expressions as a suggested linguistic core of AAL As global manifestations of Black Language increase, she argues that, through education, we must broaden our conception of AAL and its speakers, and further examine the implications of gender, age and class on AAL.

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