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Black street speech : : its history, structure, and survival / / by John Baugh.

Identifier: PE3102.N42 B38 1983
Overview In the minds of many, black street speech—the urban dialect of black Americans—bespeaks illiteracy, poverty, and ignorance. John Baugh challenges those prejudices in this brilliant new inquiry into the history, linguistic structure, and survival within white society of black street speech. In doing so, he successfully integrates a scholarly respect for black English with a humanistic approach to language differences that weds rigor of research with a keen sense of social responsibility. Baugh's...

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  • Names: Baugh, John, 1949- X