Publication details [#6844]

Mitchell-Kernan, Claudia. 1972. On the status of Black English for native speakers: An assessment of attitudes and values. In Cazden, Courtney B., Vera P. John and Dell H. Hymes, eds. Functions of language in the classroom. Teachers College Press. pp. 195–210.
Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


A study of metalinguistic terms of evaluation, co-occurrence restrictions in speech, norms of appropriateness, and native speaker concepts of Black English. The Black English-Standard English contrasts are said to play a functional role in the communication system of the black community.