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Lisa J. Green, African American English: A Linguistic Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 January 2006

Alexander Kautzsch
Affiliation:
Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany, alexander.kautzsch@sprachlit.uni-r.de

Extract

Lisa J. Green, African American English: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 285 pp. Pb $31.99.

When I first saw Cambridge University Press's announcement of Lisa Green's book, I was quite excited, because a systematic, comprehensive introductory book on African American English had been lacking in the field for quite a while. But now one is available and – to start with my overall impression – it is very good. In what follows I survey the book's contents as well as offer critical assessment of its goals and how they are achieved.

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© 2006 Cambridge University Press

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REFERENCES

Rickford, John R., & Angela E. Rickford (1976). Cut-eye and suck teeth: African words and gestures in new world guise. In J. L. Dillard (ed.) Perspectives on American English, 34765. New York: Mouton.
Kautzsch, Alexander. (2002). The Historical Evolution of Earlier African-American English: An Empirical Comparison of Early Sources. Berlin and New Yourk: Mouton de Gruyter.