Spoken Soul The Story of Black English

By: John Russell Rickford & Russell John Rickford

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In Praise of spoken soul
the story of black english
"Spoken Soul brilliantly fills a huge gap. . . . a delightfully readable introduction to the elegant interweave between the language and its culture."-Ralph W. Fasold, Georgetown university
"A lively, well-documented history of Black English . . . that will enlighten and inform not only educators, for whom it should be required reading, but all who value and question language." -Kirkus Reviews
"Spoken Soul is a must read for anyone who is interested in the connection between language and identity." -Chicago Defender
Claude Brown called Black English "Spoken Soul." Toni Morrison said, "It's a love, a passion. Its function is like a preacher's: to make you stand out of your seat, make you lose yourself and hear yourself. The worst of all possible things that could happen would be to lose that language."
Now renowned linguist John R. Rickford and journalist Russell J. Rickford provide the definitive guide to African American vernacular English-from its origins and features to its powerful fascination for society at large.

Title: Spoken Soul The Story of Black English

Author Name: John Russell Rickford & Russell John Rickford

Categories: Social Science, Textbooks,

Publisher: Wiley: 2000

ISBN Number: 0471399574

ISBN Number 13: 9780471399575

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 17938

Description: Pages are smooth and clear, with minimal folds or creases. Moderate page curl. Free of any markings or labels. Minor to moderate surface and edge wear to cover. Fast Amazon shipping with delivery tracking and no-hassle returns - satisfaction guaranteed! ; 8.9 X 6.0 X 0.8 inches; 288 pages