Translated literally as "black sounds," Ebonics and its distinct pastiche of accents, slangs, and vernaculars involves a relatively new and linguistically challenging field of study. Studying comparative linguistic structures and cultural history, this book continues the linguistic debate by presenting cultural parallels and geographic connections. Drawing upon modern African American culture and rap music, it examines Ebonics in terms of its unique use of rhyme, repetition, gesture, alliteration, and encoded parable and attempts to answer questions regarding linguistic distinction and form.
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Katherine J. Harris has taught at Trinity College and Indiana University, has served as a Mellon faculty scholar at Harvard University, and is currently an associate professor at Central Connecticut University. She lives in Manchester, Connecticut.
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Book Description Karnak House Publishers, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M187259607X