Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English

Sonja L. Lanehart | University of Georgia
ISBN 9789027248855 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588110459 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027248862 (Eur) | EUR 55.00
ISBN 9781588110466 (USA) | USD 83.00
ISBN 9789027297983 | EUR 130.00/55.00*
| USD 195.00/83.00*
This volume, based on presentations at a 1998 state of the art conference at the University of Georgia, critically examines African American English (AAE) socially, culturally, historically, and educationally. It explores the relationship between AAE and other varieties of English (namely Southern White Vernaculars, Gullah, and Caribbean English creoles), language use in the African American community (e.g., Hip Hop, women’s language, and directness), and application of our knowledge about AAE to issues in education (e.g., improving overall academic success). To its credit (since most books avoid the issue), the volume also seeks to define the term ‘AAE’ and challenge researchers to address the complexity of defining a language and its speakers. The volume collectively tries to help readers better understand language use in the African American community and how that understanding benefits all who value language variation and the knowledge such study brings to our society.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G27]  2001.  xviii, 373 pp.
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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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