LINGUIST List 13.287

Mon Feb 4 2002

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Sociolinguistics: African American English

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: African American English

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 16:17:04 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: African American English

A new book from John Benjamins Publishing:

Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English
Sonja L. LANEHART (University of Georgia) (ed.)
Varieties of English Around the World G27

2001. xviii, 373 pp.
US & Canada: 1 58811 045 1 / USD 95.00
Rest of world: 90 272 4885 0 / EUR 105.00
1 58811 046 X / USD 39.95
90 272 4886 9 / EUR 45.00

This volume, based on presentations at a 1998 state of the art
conference at the University of Georgia, critically examines African
American English (AAE) socially, culturally, historically, and
educationally. It explores the relationship between AAE and other
varieties of English (namely Southern White Vernaculars, Gullah, and
Caribbean English creoles), language use in the African American
community (e.g., Hip Hop, women's language, and directness), and
application of our knowledge about AAE to issues in education (e.g.,
improving overall academic success). To its credit (since most books
avoid the issue), the volume also seeks to define the term 'AAE' and
challenge researchers to address the complexity of defining a language
and its speakers. The volume collectively tries to help readers better
understand language use in the African American community and how that
understanding benefits all who value language variation and the
knowledge such study brings to our society.

Contributions by: Sonja L. Lanehart; Salikoko S. Mufwene; Guy Bailey;
Patricia Cukor-Avila; David Sutcliffe; Mary B .Zeigler; Marcyliena
Morgan; Denise Troutman; Arthur K. Spears; Toya A. Wyatt; Mich�le
Foster; William Labov; John Baugh; Walt Wolfram.

			John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Offices:	Philadelphia:			Amsterdam:
Phone: +215 836-1200 +31 20 6304747
Fax: +215 836-1204 +31 20 6739773
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