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African American English: A Linguistic Introduction

Download African American English: A Linguistic Introduction written by Lisa J. Green in PDF format. This book is under the category Language and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 0521891388; 0521814499/9780521891387/ 9780521814492/ 9780511078231. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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book-author

Lisa J. Green

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Cambridge University Press; Illustrated edition

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English

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0521891388; 0521814499

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9780521891387/ 9780521814492/ 9780511078231


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Lisa J. Green’s African American English: A Linguistic Introduction (PDF) induced one thing of a sensation when it was first printed in 2002. Here we’ve got a rigorous; detailed examination of the grammar; lexicon; and sociolinguistics of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) written by a local speaker; and furthermore of a lesser cited dialect (New Orleans). All volumes on this Cambridge University Press sequence assume that the reader has coaching in linguistics; and Green’s work is not any exception. If you have not taken common linguistics programs; then a extra accessible introduction to AAVE could be Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English.

This definitive introduction to African American English (AAE) is the primary to take a complete have a look at the grammar. It illustrates patterns in sentence construction; sound system; phrase formation; and phrase utilization in a effectively-organized method. It seems at schooling; speech actions within the secular and non secular worlds; and using AAE to assemble black pictures in literature and the media. It is required studying for school college students learning schooling; anthropology; linguistics; African American research; and literature; and consists of workout routines to accompany every chapter.

The grammar and lexicon of AAVE are coated in about half of the ebook. Green refers to phrases that may solely be present in AAVE (“kitchen” within the which means of “hair on the nape”; “ashy” for pores and skin; and many others.). She then goes by the AAE’s bewildering array of verbal markers in addition to its intriguing syntactic pointers; illustrating how this non-customary; low-status selection can nonetheless be elegant and regular. Final consonant sounds; devoicing; sound patterns; and th and liquid vocalisation are all coated within the phonology chapter.

The ebook’s second half is dedicated to sociolinguistics. Green describes name-response; rap braggadocio; and “playing the hundreds” among the many group of AAVE audio system in one of many few volumes on this Cambridge sequence that covers speech occasions and guidelines of interplay. Green devotes a complete chapter to AAVE in literature; from early; typically inaccurate depictions of black discuss in minstrel exhibits to AAE in African-American writers’ works. The ultimate chapter discusses how AAVE is considered within the American public faculty system; and I used to be shocked to listen to that speech pathologists are known as in to “heal” audio system who don’t have any points with their speech organs and have merely realized this non-customary selection natively.

This is a really detailed work; with many references to different research and examples of AAE’s range that are not all the time evident in different remedies. However; the book could have benefited from extra thorough enhancing and typesetting. It’s simple to develop into annoyed by the quantity of particulars on and web page. Green mixes IPA and customary English orthography inside sentences for no obvious purpose; which causes some annoyances in transcription.

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book-author

Lisa J. Green

publisher

Cambridge University Press; Illustrated edition

file-type

PDF

pages

Pages

language

English

isbn10

0521891388; 0521814499

isbn13

9780521891387/ 9780521814492/ 9780511078231

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Cover……Page 1
Half-title……Page 3
Title……Page 5
Copyright……Page 6
Contents……Page 7
Foreword……Page 11
Preface……Page 13
Goals and structure of the book……Page 15
On naming the variety……Page 19
On accounting for the origin of AAE……Page 22
1.1 Introduction……Page 26
1.2 Lexicons and AAE: a review of three types……Page 28
1.3 Structuring the lexicon……Page 33
1.4.1 Labeling people, money, and actions……Page 41
1.4.2 Productive process of adding elements to the lexicon……Page 44
Summary……Page 45
Exercises……Page 46
2.1 Introduction……Page 48
2.2.1 General description of auxiliaries……Page 50
2.2.2 Properties and processes of auxiliaries……Page 54
2.3 Aspectual markers (verbal markers): be, BIN, d-n……Page 58
2.3.1 General description of aspectual markers……Page 59
Aspectual be……Page 61
Summary of properties of aspectual be……Page 65
Remote past BIN……Page 68
Summary of properties of BIN……Page 73
Dn……Page 74
Summary of properties of dn……Page 76
Aspectual combinations with dn: be dn and BIN dn……Page 77
Be dn (habitual resultant state)……Page 78
Be dn (future resultant state)……Page 79
Be dn (modal resultant state)……Page 80
BIN dn (remote past resultant state)……Page 81
2.3.2 Additional characteristics of aspectual markers……Page 82
Finna……Page 84
Steady……Page 85
Come……Page 87
Exercises……Page 88
3.1 Introduction……Page 90
3.2 Negation……Page 91
3.3 Existential it and dey……Page 94
3.4 Questions……Page 98
3.5 Relative clauses……Page 103
3.6 Preterite had……Page 105
3.7 Morphosyntactic patterns in AAE……Page 108
3.7.1 Past morphology……Page 109
3.7.2 Verbal -s……Page 113
3.7.3 Genitive marking……Page 116
Exercises……Page 117
4.1 Introduction……Page 120
4.2 Final consonant sounds……Page 121
4.3 Devoicing……Page 130
4.4 Sound patterns and th……Page 131
4.5 r and l: liquid vocalization……Page 133
4.6.1 -in……Page 135
4.6.2 skr……Page 136
4.6.3 oIota and other vowel sounds……Page 137
4.7 Prosodic features: stress and intonation……Page 138
Exercises……Page 146
5.1 Introduction……Page 148
Playing the dozens……Page 149
Woofing……Page 150
5.3.1 From the dozens to snaps……Page 151
5.3.2 Loud-talking……Page 154
5.4 Expressions in nonverbal communication: eye movement and giving dap……Page 156
5.5 Speech events and language use in African American church services……Page 160
5.6 Extensions of call-response……Page 168
5.7 Language use and rap……Page 169
5.8 Speech events and communicative competence……Page 175
Summary……Page 176
Exercises……Page 177
6.1 Introduction……Page 178
6.2 General overview……Page 179
6.3 Representation of AAE in literature to the early twentieth century……Page 181
6.4.1 AAE in Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine……Page 192
6.4.2 AAE in Langston Hughes’s The Best of Simple……Page 199
6.5 AAE in literature from the mid twentieth century to the present……Page 202
6.6 Summary……Page 211
Exercises……Page 212
7.1 Introduction……Page 214
7.2 ‘‘Chances for plenty of action and clowning”……Page 215
7.3 Speech events in television and film……Page 220
7.4 Indicators of adolescent street language……Page 225
Exercises……Page 228
8.1 Introduction……Page 230
8.2 Approaches to AAE……Page 232
8.3 Attitudes toward AAE as a legitimate variety……Page 235
8.4 Attitudes toward AAE and employment……Page 237
8.5 AAE and education……Page 240
8.5.1 Over-diagnosis and assessment……Page 241
8.5.2 AAE and education from the 1960s to the twenty-first century……Page 242
8.5.2.1 Classroom strategies……Page 245
8.5.2.2 The roles of teachers in implementing classroom strategies for dialect speakers……Page 253
Exercises……Page 256
1 Lexicons and meaning……Page 259
2 Syntax part I: verbal markers in AAE……Page 261
3 Syntax part 2: syntactic and morphosyntactic properties in AAE……Page 262
4 Phonology of AAE……Page 263
5 Speech events and rules of interaction in AAE……Page 265
6 AAE in literature……Page 266
8 Approaches, attitudes and education……Page 267
References……Page 269
Films……Page 283
Television Shows……Page 284
Index……Page 285

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