African American English

African American English

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This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organised, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use in AAE. The textbook examines topics such as education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of language in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and will be essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.The discussion ranges from researchersa#39; approaches to attitudes toward the use of AAE in employment and ... Two of the most common topics on AAE and education are teacher attitudes and classroom strategies and instruction used in teaching AAE speakers to use mainstream English ... reading material have been positive, its use has been met with opposition from parents and communities at large.

Title:African American English
Author:Lisa J. Green
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2002-08-08


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