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The Resource Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's lingua franca, John McWhorter

Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's lingua franca, John McWhorter

Label
Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's lingua franca
Title
Talking back, talking Black
Title remainder
truths about America's lingua franca
Statement of responsibility
John McWhorter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It has now been almost fifty years since linguistic experts began studying Black English as a legitimate speech variety, arguing to the public that it is different from Standard English, not a degradation of it. Yet false assumptions and controversies still swirl around what it means to speak and sound "black." In his first book devoted solely to the form, structure, and development of Black English, John McWhorter clearly explains its fundamentals and rich history, while carefully examining the cultural, educational, and political issues that have undermined recognition of this transformative, empowering dialect. Talking Back, Talking Black takes us on a fascinating tour of a nuanced and complex language that has moved beyond America's borders to become a dynamic force for today's youth culture around the world."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McWhorter, John H
Dewey number
427/.97308996073
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PE3102.N42
  • PE3727.N4
LC item number
  • M39 2017
  • M39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black English
  • English language
  • African Americans
  • Cloth or Hardcover
  • Language Arts
  • Linguistics
  • Discrimination & Racism
  • Linguistics
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Black English
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • African Americans
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • United States
Label
Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's lingua franca, John McWhorter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's complicated -- What do you mean "sounds Black"? -- But they can't talk that way at a job interview! -- Speaking Black or speaking minstrel? -- Through a lens darkly?
Control code
945949085
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781942658207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945949085
Label
Talking back, talking Black : truths about America's lingua franca, John McWhorter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's complicated -- What do you mean "sounds Black"? -- But they can't talk that way at a job interview! -- Speaking Black or speaking minstrel? -- Through a lens darkly?
Control code
945949085
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781942658207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945949085

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