Black English: its history and usage in the United States

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Random House, 1972 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 361 pages
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User Review  - Lorraine Wronski - Goodreads

It's not sloppy or ignorant speech. Before the term "Ebonics" came along, Dillard labelled it "BEV", or "Black English Vernacular". It's a dialect, with its own grammatical rules. I wish everyone would read this... Read full review

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User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

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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