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The Resource Word from the mother : language and African Americans, Geneva Smitherman

Word from the mother : language and African Americans, Geneva Smitherman

Label
Word from the mother : language and African Americans
Title
Word from the mother
Title remainder
language and African Americans
Statement of responsibility
Geneva Smitherman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Word from the Mother presents a definitive statement on African American Language (AAL) from the internationally respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman. Her message is clear: all Americans, regardless of cultural background, must appreciate the linguistic conventions and richness of AAL if they are to participate in society as informed citizens." "The work gives an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans and provides a vision for the future. The author explores the contributions of AAL to mainstream American English, and includes a list of idioms and expressions as a suggested linguistic core of AAL."
  • "Word from the Mother is an essential read for students of African American speech, language and culture and sociolinguistics, as well as the general reader interested in the worldwide "crossover" of Black Popular Culture."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smitherman, Geneva
Dewey number
427/.973/.08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3102.N44
LC item number
S58 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • English language
  • Black English
  • Americanisms
Label
Word from the mother : language and African Americans, Geneva Smitherman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-160) and index
  • Includes discography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African American language : so good it's bad -- Words and expressions, proverbs, and familiar sayings -- The n-words -- Honeyz and playaz talkin that talk -- I used to love h.e.r. : hip hop, in its essence and real -- All around the world, same song -- Negro dialect, the last barrier to integration
Control code
60931399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780415358750
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005019719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780415358767 (pbk.)
  • 9780415358750 (hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Word from the mother : language and African Americans, Geneva Smitherman
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [151]-160) and index
  • Includes discography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
African American language : so good it's bad -- Words and expressions, proverbs, and familiar sayings -- The n-words -- Honeyz and playaz talkin that talk -- I used to love h.e.r. : hip hop, in its essence and real -- All around the world, same song -- Negro dialect, the last barrier to integration
Control code
60931399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 172 pages
Isbn
9780415358750
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2005019719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780415358767 (pbk.)
  • 9780415358750 (hbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations

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