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Title: Black Linguistics
Subtitle: Language, Society and Politics in Africa and the Americas
Written By: Sinfree Makoni
Geneva Smitherman
Arthur K. Spears
Arnetha F. Ball
Description:

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 colonization.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415261376
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 80

 
 
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ISBN: 0415261384
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95