Language in the Inner City: Studies in the Black English Vernacular
Language in the Inner City firmly establishes African American Vernacular English not simply as slang but as a well-formed set of rules of pronunciation and grammar capable of conveying complex logic and reasoning and confirms the Black vernacular as a separate and independent dialect of English.
Is the Black English Vernacular a Separate System?
Contraction Deletion and Inherent Variability of
Negative Attraction and Negative Concord
The Relation of Reading Failure to PeerGroup Status
The Linguistic Consequences of Being a Lame
Rules for Ritual Insults
The Transformation of Experience in Narrative Syntax