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Black English : its history and usage in the United States.
Dillard, J. L. (Joey Lee), 1924-
New York : Vintage Books, 1973.
xiv, 361 p. : map ; 19 cm.
Vintage Books ed.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -347) and index.
An investigation of the ways in which Black English differs from other varieties of American English, arguing that the differences are traceable to language-contact phenomena associated with the West African slave trade and with European maritime expansion, and discussing its effect on the education of African-American children.
Interest level: Adult
Black English--United States.
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