Word from the Mother

Author: Geneva Smitherman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134243715
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Written by the hugely respected linguist, Geneva Smitherman, this book presents a definitive statement on African American English. Enriched by her evocative and inimitable prose style, the study presents an overview of past debates on the speech of African Americans, as well as providing a vision for the future. Featuring cartoons which demonstrate the relationship between language and race, as well as common perceptions of African American Language, she explores its contribution to mainstream American English and includes a summary of expressions as a suggested linguistic core of AAL. As global manifestations of Black Language increase, she argues that, through education, we must broaden our conception of AAL and its speakers, and further examine the implications of gender, age and class on AAL. Perhaps most of all we must appreciate the ‘artistic and linguistic genius’ of AAL, presented in this book through rap and Hip Hop lyrics and the explorations of rhyme and rhetoric in the Black speech community. Word from the Mother is an essential read for students of African American English, language, culture and sociolinguistics, as well as the general reader interested in the worldwide ‘crossover’ of black popular culture.

Articulate While Black

Author: H. Samy Alim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199812985
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In Articulate While Black, two renowned scholars of Black Language address language and racial politics in the U.S. through an insightful examination of President Barack Obama's language use-and America's response to it.

African American Literacies

Author: Elaine B. Richardson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415268820
Format: PDF
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This book addresses the literacy problems of African American students providing educators with an African American centred theory of rhetoric and composition.

African American Poets

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438112718
Format: PDF
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This volume focuses on the principal African-American poets from colonial times through the Harlem Renaissance, paying tribute to a heritage that has long been overlooked. Works covered in this text include poems by Phillis Wheatley, widely recognized as

Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows

Author: Alastair Pennycook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134188757
Format: PDF
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The English language is spreading across the world, and so too is hip-hop culture: both are being altered, developed, reinterpreted, reclaimed. This timely book explores the relationship between global Englishes (the spread and use of diverse forms of English within processes of globalization) and transcultural flows (the movements, changes and reuses of cultural forms in disparate contexts). This wide-ranging study focuses on the ways English is embedded in other linguistic contexts, including those of East Asia, Australia, West Africa and the Pacific Islands. Drawing on transgressive and performative theory, Pennycook looks at how global Englishes, transcultural flows and pedagogy are interconnected in ways that oblige us to rethink language and culture within the contemporary world. Global Englishes and Transcultural Flows is a valuable resource to applied linguists, sociolinguists, and students on cultural studies, English language studies, TEFL and TESOL courses.

Language and literature in the African American imagination

Author: Carol Blackshire-Belay
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: 9780313278266
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Drawing together scholars from communication, literature, philosophy, linguistics, and other fields, this edited collection examines the current thinking on African American literature and language. Some of the most significant writers and thinkers in the field have contributed their views on all major aspects of the topic. The widespread debate over the canon in American literature, the issue of cultural diversity, and the need to have books with critical inquiry into African American culture make this collection suitable for scholars and students in diverse fields.

Little Penguin Handbook

Author: Lester Faigley
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
ISBN: 1486004032
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The Little Penguin Handbook: Australasian Edition offers student-friendly features and includes coverage of the most current MLA, APA, CMS and Harvard citation, documentation, and style guidelines. Lyn Gannon from School of Education, Southern Cross University, has reviewed and further adapted the book specifically for the Australasian context. With more visuals and sample documents than other essential handbooks, this handy full-colour reference gives students just what they need to know about the writing and research processes, while providing coverage of documentation and grammar. The 2nd edition has been improved with some additional content and tabbed sections to allow students improved navigation and ease of use.

Black Preaching

Author: Henry H. Mitchell
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426720653
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Henry H. Mitchell has completely revised and integrated his popular books The Recovery of Preaching and Black Preaching for seminarians and pastors--both Black and White--who are seeking to add power and vision to their sermons. Mitchell persuasively demonstrates that Black culture and preaching style are vital for the empowerment of Black congregations and have much to offer the preaching method of all preachers. By focusing on the use of storytelling, imagination, and style of preaching rooted in African-American culture, Mitchell spotlights effective techniques for lively preaching.

African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill Clarence Thomas

Author: Geneva Smitherman
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325308
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An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette McAdoo, Julianne Malveaux, and other scholars and writers offer reflections and in-depth analyses on one of the most wrenching public dramas in recent history. Diverse and interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions clarify the significance of the event and examine the broader ramifications for the African American community and the nation.

Bittle En T ing

Author: Virginia Mixson Geraty
Publisher: Sandlapper Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Gullah is both the name of a people and the name of the language these people speak. This language obtained Creole status during the mid 1700s and was learned and used by the second generation of African Americans as their mother tongue. Gulluh Fuh Oonuh is an alphabetical collection of Gullah words and phrases and offers tips on pronunciation. The guide is a valuable tool for students and researchers wanting to learn more about the Gullah language.