Black English: Its History and Usage in the United States

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Vintage Books, 1973 - African Americans - 361 pages
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'An important, provocative study....Black English is not a sloppy imitation of white English, Dillard insists, but a precise language with a history and grammar of its own. A teacher of linguistics, he marshals an impressive--and often fascinating--case.'--Charles Michener, Newsweek

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African-American Vernacular English is the most distinctive subdialect of American English, with a peculiar phonology, morphology and syntax ("You is a racist", "he black"). Dillard thinks that it is ... Read full review

Contents

Black English and the Academic Establishment
3
On the Structure of Black English
39
A Sketch of the History of Black English
73
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