Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2002-08-08 ISBN :9780521891387 Pages :302 pages Rating :4.8/5 (913 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review African American English by Lisa J. Green:
Download or read book African American English written by Lisa J. Green and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-08-08 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organised, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use in AAE. The textbook examines topics such as education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of language in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and will be essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2010-12-16 ISBN :113949502X Pages : pages Rating :4.1/5 (394 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Language and the African American Child by Lisa J. Green:
Download or read book Language and the African American Child written by Lisa J. Green and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-12-16 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: How do children acquire African American English? How do they develop the specific language patterns of their communities? Drawing on spontaneous speech samples and data from structured elicitation tasks, this book explains the developmental trends in the children's language. It examines topics such as the development of tense/aspect marking, negation and question formation, and addresses the link between intonational patterns and meaning. Lisa Green shows the impact that community input has on children's development of variation in the production of certain constructions such as possessive -s, third person singular verbal -s, and forms of copula and auxiliary be. She discusses the implications that the linguistic description has for practical applications, such as developing instructional materials for children in the early stages of their education.
Publisher :Univ of South Carolina Press Release Date :2022-05-11 ISBN :1643363379 Pages :368 pages Rating :4.6/5 (433 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Lorenzo Dow Turner by Margaret Wade-Lewis:
Download or read book Lorenzo Dow Turner written by Margaret Wade-Lewis and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2022-05-11 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The first biography of the acclaimed African American linguist and author of Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect In this first book-length biography of the pioneering African American linguist and celebrated father of Gullah studies, Margaret Wade-Lewis examines the life of Lorenzo Dow Turner. A scholar whose work dramatically influenced the world of academia but whose personal story—until now—has remained an enigma, Turner (1890-1972) emerges from behind the shadow of his germinal 1949 study Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect as a man devoted to family, social responsibility, and intellectual contribution. Beginning with Turner's upbringing in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., Wade-Lewis describes the high expectations set by his family and his distinguished career as a professor of English, linguistics, and African studies. The story of Turner's studies in the Gullah islands, his research in Brazil, his fieldwork in Nigeria, and his teaching and research on Sierra Leone Krio for the Peace Corps add to his stature as a cultural pioneer and icon. Drawing on Turner's archived private and published papers and on extensive interviews with his widow and others, Wade-Lewis examines the scholar's struggle to secure funding for his research, his relations with Hans Kurath and the Linguistic Atlas Project, his capacity for establishing relationships with Gullah speakers, and his success in making Sea Island Creole a legitimate province of analysis. Here Wade-Lewis answers the question of how a soft-spoken professor could so profoundly influence the development of linguistics in the United States and the work of scholars—especially in Gullah and creole studies—who would follow him. Turner's widow, Lois Turner Williams, provides an introductory note and linguist Irma Aloyce Cunningham provides the foreword.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2020-10-02 ISBN :0190846003 Pages :600 pages Rating :4.1/5 (98 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race by H. Samy Alim:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race written by H. Samy Alim and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-02 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Over the past two decades, the fields of linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics have complicated traditional understandings of the relationship between language and identity. But while research traditions that explore the linguistic complexities of gender and sexuality have long been established, the study of race as a linguistic issue has only emerged recently. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race positions issues of race as central to language-based scholarship. In twenty-one chapters divided into four sections-Foundations and Formations; Coloniality and Migration; Embodiment and Intersectionality; and Racism and Representations-authors at the forefront of this rapidly expanding field present state-of-the-art research and establish future directions of research. Covering a range of sites from around the world, the handbook offers theoretical, reflexive takes on language and race, the larger histories and systems that influence these concepts, the bodies that enact and experience them, and the expressions and outcomes that emerge as a result. As the study of language and race continues to take on a growing importance across anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, education, linguistics, literature, psychology, ethnic studies, sociology, and the academy as a whole, this volume represents a timely, much-needed effort to focus these fields on both the central role that language plays in racialization and on the enduring relevance of race and racism.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2015-06-01 ISBN :0190273224 Pages :944 pages Rating :4.1/5 (92 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of African American Language by Sonja Lanehart:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of African American Language written by Sonja Lanehart and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-01 with total page 944 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The goal of The Oxford Handbook of African American Language is to provide readers with a wide range of analyses of both traditional and contemporary work on language use in African American communities in a broad collective. The Handbook offers a survey of language and its uses in African American communities from a wide range of contexts organized into seven sections: Origins and Historical Perspectives; Lects and Variation; Structure and Description; Child Language Acquisition and Development; Education; Language in Society; and Language and Identity. It is a handbook of research on African American Language (AAL) and, as such, provides a variety of scholarly perspectives that may not align with each other -- as is indicative of most scholarly research. The chapters in this book "interact" with one another as contributors frequently refer the reader to further elaboration on and references to related issues and connect their own research to related topics in other chapters within their own sections and the handbook more generally to create dialogue about AAL, thus affirming the need for collaborative thinking about the issues in AAL research. Though the Handbook does not and cannot include every area of research, it is meant to provide suggestions for future work on lesser-studied areas (e.g., variation/heterogeneity in regional, social, and ethnic communities) by highlighting a need for collaborative perspectives and innovative thinking while reasserting the need for better research and communication in areas thought to be resolved.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-11-26 ISBN :1000472523 Pages :232 pages Rating :4.0/5 (4 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Word from the Mother by Geneva Smitherman:
Download or read book Word from the Mother written by Geneva Smitherman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-26 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This classic text by Geneva Smitherman, pioneering scholar of Black Talk, is a definitive statement on African American Language (AAL). Enriched by her inimitable writing style, the book outlines past debates on the speech of African Americans and provides a vision for the future. As global manifestations of AAL increase, she argues that we must broaden our conception of the language 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, from Hip Hop lyrics to the rhyme and rhetoric of the broader Black speech community. Smitherman explores AAL's contribution to American English, includes a summary of expressions as a suggested linguistic core of AAL, and features cartoons that educate readers on the broader relationship between language, race, and racism. This classic edition features a new foreword by H. Samy Alim, celebrating Smitherman's continuing impact on Black Language scholarship and her influence on the future of the field. Word from the Mother is an essential read for students of African American speech, language, culture and sociolinguistics, as well as the general reader interested in the worldwide "crossover" of Black popular culture.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Release Date :2020-05-24 ISBN :1538123738 Pages :321 pages Rating :4.5/5 (381 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Black Oscars by Frederick Gooding Jr.:
Download or read book Black Oscars written by Frederick Gooding Jr. and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020-05-24 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Second only to the Super Bowl in audience size and revenue, the Oscars are more than a mere ceremony; they are a phenomenon. Hosted by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for over ninety years, the Oscars have long been considered the pinnacle of fantasy, beauty, romance and high class. They are eagerly anticipated and are heavily discussed. It is only recently that movements such as #OscarsSoWhite have raised awareness around the more complicated legacy of the Oscars and African American participation in film. This timely book draws on American, African American, and film history to reflect on how the Oscars have recognized blacks from the award’s inception to the present. Starting in the 1920s, the chapters provides a thorough analysis and overview of any black actors nominated for their Hollywood roles during each decade. By cross-referencing historical trends with prior winners, readers will be able to see consistent patterns when it comes to black characters in film and ultimately judge whether mainstream race relations has truly changed substantively or only superficially over time. Black Oscars presents never seen before statistical analysis of nominees and winners as evidence for racial trends. All black nominees’ movie characters are analyzed to contextualize the socio-political meaning of such roles and of the black characters as political images onscreen. Black Oscar winners (more of which occur in the latter decades) are highlighted and cross-referenced with other winners. This analysis is grouped by decade, allowing for appreciation of trends and patterns. For over ninety years, Oscar winners have been considered the standard bearers of all things imaginable within American culture. Given the Oscars’ presence and popularity, it begs the question of what do these awards reflect and reinforce about larger society, particularly when it comes to the public participation of African Americans. In the meticulously-researched Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans, we see how the Oscars are an indispensable guide to understanding race in mainstream Hollywood.
Publisher :Parlor Press LLC Release Date :2018-11-21 ISBN :1643170449 Pages :202 pages Rating :4.6/5 (431 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Other People's English by Vershawn Ashanti Young:
Download or read book Other People's English written by Vershawn Ashanti Young and published by Parlor Press LLC. This book was released on 2018-11-21 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: With a new Foreword by April Baker-Bell and a new Preface by Vershawn Ashanti Young and Y’Shanda Young-Rivera, Other People’s English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy presents an empirically grounded argument for a new approach to teaching writing to diverse students in the English language arts classroom. Responding to advocates of the “code-switching” approach, four uniquely qualified authors make the case for “code-meshing”—allowing students to use standard English, African American English, and other Englishes in formal academic writing and classroom discussions. This practical resource translates theory into a concrete road map for pre- and inservice teachers who wish to use code-meshing in the classroom to extend students’ abilities as writers and thinkers and to foster inclusiveness and creativity. The text provides activities and examples from middle and high school as well as college and addresses the question of how to advocate for code-meshing with skeptical administrators, parents, and students. Other People’s English provides a rationale for the social and educational value of code-meshing, including answers to frequently asked questions about language variation. It also includes teaching tips and action plans for professional development workshops that address cultural prejudices.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2019-12-20 ISBN :1000711544 Pages :320 pages Rating :4.0/5 (7 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review American English Grammar by Seth R. Katz:
Download or read book American English Grammar written by Seth R. Katz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: American English Grammar introduces students to American English in detail, from parts of speech, phrases, and clauses to punctuation and explaining (and debunking) numerous "rules of correctness," integrating its discussion of Standard American grammar with thorough coverage of the past sixty years’ worth of work on African American English and other ethnic and regional non-Standard varieties. The book’s examples and exercises include 500 real-world sentences and longer texts, drawn from newspapers, film, song lyrics, and online media as well as from Mark Twain, Stephen King, academic texts, translations of the Bible, poetry, drama, children’s literature, and transcribed conversation and TV and radio shows. Based on twenty years of classroom testing and revision, American English Grammar will serve as a classroom text or reference that teaches students how to think and talk not only about the mechanics of sentences but also about the deep and detailed soul and nuance of the most widely used language in human history.
Publisher :Hotei Publishing Release Date :2015-04-28 ISBN :900429807X Pages :282 pages Rating :4.0/5 (42 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Habari ya English? What about Kiswahili? by :
Download or read book Habari ya English? What about Kiswahili? written by and published by Hotei Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-28 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2014-05-27 ISBN :1118846834 Pages :336 pages Rating :4.1/5 (188 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Urban Design for an Urban Century by Lance Jay Brown:
Download or read book Urban Design for an Urban Century written by Lance Jay Brown and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-05-27 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised to include thorough coverage of sustainability issues and to integrate new case studies into the core concepts discussed.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2016-02-09 ISBN :3319224913 Pages :207 pages Rating :4.3/5 (192 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Primary Ovarian Insufficiency by Nanette F. Santoro:
Download or read book Primary Ovarian Insufficiency written by Nanette F. Santoro and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-02-09 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Presenting the most current and relevant information on the diagnosis and management of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature ovarian failure (POI/POF), this book presents two equally important voices. The first is the scientific, evidence-based voice discussing the latest information on POI/POF in a concise and logical fashion: etiologies, symptoms, genetics, mechanisms, associated conditions, as well as psychological and lifestyle considerations. The second voice presents the first-person stories of affected women, who are often faced with a diagnosis of irreversible infertility at a very young age and who somehow learn to live with great uncertainty about their ability to create a family – a core identity issue for many women. It is thus not simply a clinical, case-based presentation, but a more collaborative effort between clinicians who are well-versed in the field and women who have POI/POF. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A Clinical Guide to Early Menopause will therefore be an excellent practical yet personal reference for OB/GYNs, reproductive medicine specialists, and any clinician, nurse or health care worker treating women living with POI/POF.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2009 ISBN :0844743178 Pages :342 pages Rating :4.8/5 (447 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Politically Correct University by Richard E. Redding:
Download or read book The Politically Correct University written by Richard E. Redding and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2009 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The Politically Correct University shows how the universities' quest for 'diversity' has produced in too many departments a stifling uniformity of thought. Required reading for those who want American universities to eschew political correctness." -- Michael Barone, resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2008-07-31 ISBN :078672207X Pages :304 pages Rating :4.7/5 (867 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Is Bill Cosby Right? by Michael Eric Dyson:
Download or read book Is Bill Cosby Right? written by Michael Eric Dyson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2008-07-31 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Nothing exposed the class and generational divide in black America more starkly than Bill Cosby's now-infamous assault on the black poor when he received an NAACP award in the spring of 2004. The comedian-cum-social critic lamented the lack of parenting, poor academic performance, sexual promiscuity, and criminal behavior among what he called the "knuckleheads" of the African-American community. Even more surprising than his comments, however, was the fact that his audience laughed and applauded. Best-selling writer, preacher, and scholar Michael Eric Dyson uses the Cosby brouhaha as a window on a growing cultural divide within the African-American community. According to Dyson, the "Afristocracy" -- lawyers, physicians, intellectuals, bankers, civil rights leaders, entertainers, and other professionals -- looks with disdain upon the black poor who make up the "Ghettocracy" -- single mothers on welfare, the married, single, and working poor, the incarcerated, and a battalion of impoverished children. Dyson explains why the black middle class has joined mainstream America to blame the poor for their troubles, rather than tackling the systemic injustices that shape their lives. He exposes the flawed logic of Cosby's diatribe and offers a principled defense of the wrongly maligned black citizens at the bottom of the social totem pole. Displaying the critical prowess that has made him the nation's preeminent spokesman for the hip-hop generation, Dyson challenges us all -- black and white -- to confront the social problems that the civil rights movement failed to solve.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2011-05-26 ISBN :019533700X Pages :616 pages Rating :4.1/5 (953 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Accented America by Joshua L. Miller:
Download or read book Accented America written by Joshua L. Miller and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 616 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Accented America is a sweeping study of U.S. literature between 1890-1950 that reveals a long history of English-Only nationalism: the political claim that U.S. citizens must speak a nationally distinctive form of English. This perspective presents U.S. literary works written between the 1890s and 1940s as playfully, painfully, and ambivalently engaged with language politics, thereby rewiring both narrative form and national identity. The United States has always been a densely polyglot nation, but efforts to prove the existence of a nationally specific form of English turn out to be a development of particular importance to interwar modernism. If the concept of a singular, coherent, and autonomous 'American language' seemed merely provocative or ironic in 1919 when H.L. Mencken emblazoned the phrase on his philological study, within a short period of time it would come to seem simultaneously obvious and impossible. Considering the continuing presence of fierce public debates over U.S. English and domestic multilingualisms demonstrates the symbolic and material implications of such debates in naturalization and citizenship law, presidential rhetoric, academic language studies, and the artistic renderings of novelists. Against the backdrop of the period's massive demographic changes, Accented America brings a broadly multi-ethnic set of writers into conversation, including Gertrude Stein, Jean Toomer, Henry Roth, Nella Larsen, John Dos Passos, Lionel Trilling, Américo Paredes, and Carlos Bulosan. These authors shared an acute sense of linguistic standardization during the interwar era and contend with the defamiliarizing sway of radical experimentation with invented and improper literary vernaculars. Mixing languages, these authors spurn expectations for phonological exactitude to develop multilingual literary aesthetics. Rather than confirming the powerfully seductive subtext of monolingualism-that those who speak alike are ethically and politically likeminded-multilingual modernists composed interwar novels that were characteristically American because, not in spite, of their synthetic syntaxes and enduring strangeness.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2017 ISBN :0190611057 Pages :481 pages Rating :4.1/5 (96 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language by Mary Hayes:
Download or read book Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language written by Mary Hayes and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "First Edition published in Paperback 2001."