Publication details [#6843]
Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia. 1972. Signifying and marking: Two Afro-American speech acts. In Gumperz, John J. and Dell H. Hymes, eds. Directions in sociolinguistics: The ethnography of communication. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. 161–179.
Article in book
Language as a subject
On the structure and function of 'signifying' (ritual insults) and 'marking' (mocking, imitating) among black Americans.