Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English

| University of Georgia
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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.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
About the Contributors
Part 1: Introduction
1. State of the art in African American English research: Multi-disciplinary perspectives and directions
Sonja L. Lanehart
2. What is African American English?
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Part 2: African American English and its relationship to other varieties of English
3. The relationship between African American Vernacular English and White Vernaculars in the American South: A sociocultural history and some phonological evidence
Guy Bailey
4. Co-existing grammars: The relationship between the evolution of African American and Southern White Vernacular English in the South
Patricia Cukor-Avila
5. The voice of the ancestors: New evidence on 19th-century precursors to 20th-century African American English
David Sutcliffe
Part 3: Language Use in the African American Community
6. Something to Shout about: African American Vernacular English as a linguistic and cultural treasure
Mary B Zeigler
7. “Nuthin’ But a G Thang” Grammar and language ideology in Hip Hop identity
Marcyliena H. Morgan
8. African American women: Talking that talk
Denise Troutman
9. Directness in the use of African American English
Arthur K. Spears
Part 4: African American English and Education
10. The role of family, community, and school in children’s acquisition and maintenance of African American English
Toya A. Wyatt
11. Pay Leon, Pay Leon, Pay Leon, Paleontologist: Using call-and-response to facilitate language mastery and literacy acquisition among African AmericanStudents
Michèle Foster
12. Applying our knowledge of African American English to the problem of raising reading levels in inner-city schools
William Labov
13. Applying linguistic knowledge of African American English to help students learn and teachers teach
John Baugh
Part 5: Conclusion
14. Reconsidering the sociolinguistic agenda for African American English: The next generation of research and application
Walt Wolfram
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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