Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-268) and index.
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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1 Lexicons and meaning; 2 Syntax part 1: verbal markers in AAE; 3 Syntax Part 2: syntactic and morphosyntactic properties in AAE; 4 Phonology of AAE; 5 Speech events and rules of interaction in AAE; 6 AAE in literature; 7 AAE in the media; 8 Approaches, attitudes and education; Notes; References; Acknowledgments; Index.
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. It also considers the representation of AAE in literature and the media.