Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English

Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English


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""Spoken Soul brilliantly fills a massive hole. . . . a delightfully readable advent to the based interweave among the language and its culture.""
Ralph W. Fasold, Georgetown university

""A full of life, well-documented historical past of Black English . . . that might enlighten and tell not just educators, for whom it may be required interpreting, yet all who worth and query language.""
Kirkus Reviews

""Spoken Soul is a needs to learn for a person who's drawn to the relationship among language and identity.""
Chicago Defender

Claude Brown known as Black English ""Spoken Soul."" Toni Morrison stated, ""It's a love, a fondness. Its functionality is sort of a preacher’s: to make you stand from your seat, make you lose your self and listen to your self. The worst of all attainable issues that may occur will be to lose that language.""

Now well known linguist John R. Rickford and journalist Russell J. Rickford give you the definitive consultant to African American vernacular English–from its origins and lines to its strong fascination for society at large.

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