Talking Back, Talking Black

Truths About America's Lingua Franca
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: Z100150191
Released: Apr 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684572717
Narrator/s: John McWhorter
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Linguists have been studying Black English as a speech variety for years, arguing to the public that it is different from Standard English, not a degradation of it. Yet false assumptions and controversies still swirl around what it means to speak and sound "black." In his first book devoted solely to the form, structure, and development of Black English, John McWhorter clearly explains its fundamentals and rich history while carefully examining the cultural, educational, and political issues that have undermined recognition of this transformative, empowering dialect. Talking Back, Talking Black takes us on a fascinating tour of a nuanced and complex language that has moved beyond America's borders to become a dynamic force for today's youth culture around the world.

Author(s): John McWhorter
Original Publish Date: Apr 30, 2019

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Author(s): John McWhorter
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