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Description - African American English by Salikoko S. Mufwene

This summary provides a comprehensive description of African American English (AAE). It also presents new research, so that AAE is examined not only in terms of what distinguishes it from other varieties of English. In 12 chapters this book covers the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics of AAE. In addition, it provides in-depth information on the genesis, acquisition and sociolinguistics of AAE. Besides presenting readers with the most up-to-date research on AAE, this book also alerts its users to unanswered research questions and new research avenues. Researchers and students alike should find this book's bibliography particularly useful.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415117326
ISBN-10: 0415117321
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Salikoko S. Mufwene

Salikoko Mufwene is Professor and Chair at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. John R. Rickford is Professor of Linguistics and John Baugh is Professor of Education and Linguistics, both are at Stanford University. Guy Bailey is Dean of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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