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Thu Apr 1 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics: Makoni et al

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  1. kkaneta, Black Linguistics: Makoni, Smitherman, Spears, Ball

Message 1: Black Linguistics: Makoni, Smitherman, Spears, Ball

Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 15:32:18 -0500 (EST)
From: kkaneta <>
Subject: Black Linguistics: Makoni, Smitherman, Spears, Ball

Title: Black Linguistics
Subtitle: Language, Society and Politics in Africa and the Americas
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Author: Sinfree Makoni, Pennsylvania State University 

Author: Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State University 
Author: Arthur K. Spears, City University of New York 
Author: Arnetha F. Ball, Stanford University 

Hardback: ISBN: 0415261376, Pages: 224, Price: U.S. $: 80
Paperback: ISBN: 0415261384, Pages: 224, Price: U.S. $: 24.95

Written exclusively by Black scholars on behalf of, and in
collaboration with local communities, the book looks at the
commonalities and differences among Black speech communities in Africa
and the Diaspora.

Topics include:
* the OJ Simpson trial
* language issues in Southern Africa and Francophone West Africa
* the language of Hip Hop
* the language of the Rastafaria in Jamaica

With a foreword by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, this is essential reading for
anyone with an interest in the linguistic implications of

Lingfield(s):	Sociolinguistics 	

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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