The Sociology of African American Language: A Language Planning Perspective

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Palgrave Macmillan, Dec 17, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 260 pages
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The current state of knowledge of African American language is examined from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective that includes its structure, history, social role and educational implications, as well as the linguistic scholarship from which it derives, as a case study of language planning. Diverse including hip-hop culture, the African American church, and the Ebonics controversy are unified by a pervasive theme of latent conflict between academic knowledge of African American language and "real world" knowledge of the same.

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Charles DeBose is Professor of English at California State University, Hayward, California.

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