English Language -- African-American
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is African-American English.
-- CLASSICAL STUDIES --
· Dillard, J.L. (1972) Black English. Random House.
· Labov, William (1972). Language in the Inner-City: Studies in the Black English Vernacular. University of Pennsylvania Press.
· Smitherman, Geneva (1977). Talkin and Testifyin: The Language of Black America. Houghton Mifflin.
-- CONTEMPORARY STUDIES --
· Baugh, John (1999). Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice. University of Texas Press.
· Lippi-Green, Rosina. (1997). English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States. Routledge.
· Mufwene, Salikoko S., John Rickford, Guy Bailey, and John Baugh (1998). African American English: Structure, History, and Use. Routledge.
· Dialects: African American Vernacular English. The Center for Applied Linguistics. http://www.cal.org/topics/dialects/aae.html
· Ebonics. Linguist. http://linguist.emich.edu/topics/ebonics/
"The Infography about African-American English"
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