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Speaking American: A History of English in the United States

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Language, Literacy, and Technology

By Richard Kern

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Title: From the Kitchen to the Parlor
Subtitle: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care
Written By: Lanita Jacobs-Huey
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780195304169
Series Title: Studies in Language and Gender
Description:

Introduction: From the Kitchen to the Parlor
1. Negotiating Expert and Novice Identities through Client-stylist Interactions
2. "We Are Like Doctors": Socializing Cosmetologists into the Discourse of
Science
3. A License to Touch: Cosmetology as a Divine Calling
4. Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy
5. "BTW, How Do You Wear Your Hair?": Gender and Race in Computer-mediated
Hair Debates
6. Constructing and Contesting Knowledge in Women's Cross-cultural Hair
Testimonies
7. Critical Reflections on Language, Gender, and "Native" Anthropology
Appendix: Transcription Conventions

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195304160
ISBN-13: 9780195304169
Pages: 200
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99