Talkin That Talk: Language, Culture, and Education in African America

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AAL (African American Language) 25 , 29 , 271 -6, 279 -80
ABA (American Bar Association) 376
Abraham, W. E. 236
Abrahams, R. 83 , 85 -6
Achebe, Chinua 218 , 221 , 235 , 331
address 26 , 91 , 361 , 362 ;
sociolinguistic markers of 96
Aesop 231
affirmative action 266
Africa 40 , 52 , 55 , 135 , 214 ;
Black Americans’ relationship to 41 ;
denial of 37 ;
“diversity” of 200 ;
education 92 ;
independence movements 375 ;
liberation movements 78 ;
linguistic continuum from 29 ;
Negro groups throughout 86 ;
societies and movements to resettle slaves 46 ;
traditional culture 30 , 215 ;
see also West Africa
African American(s) 31 , 41 , 42 , 43 , 48 - 50 , 68 ;
cities with large populations 51 ;
community 19 - 20 , 26 , 30 ;
contemporary opinions about the use of 42 ;
discriminatory discourse on speech 67 - 92 ;
fraternity tradition 26 ;
language and education 117 - 198 ;
modal experiences 100 ;
move from racial designation “Black” to 41 ;
pre-generic quest myth of freedom 44 ;
question posed 51 -6;
status of 34 ;
student writers 163 -92;
term seems appropriate 42 ;
Vernacular English 25 ;
see also AAL
African Association for Mutual Relief 44
African Diaspora 31 , 43 , 49 , 232 ;
communication in 246 ;
cultures 237 ;
proverbs 240 -6
African Educational and Benevolent Society 44
African Episcopal Church 44
African-European language contact 32
African languages 19 , 34 ;
pronunciation patterns 33 ;
structure and meaning systems 33 ;
words directly from 21 ;
see also West African languages
Africanisms 29 , 32 , 240 ;
heavy preservation of 215 ;
present-day 228
Africanization 21 , 29 , 35 , 146 ;
retaining 295
Africanness 72 ;
“pathological” 159
Afrikaans 318 , 319 , 331 , 335 , 336 , 337 ;
hegemonic status 330 ;
rights of speakers 329
Afro-American(s) 147 , 221 , 362
Afrocentricity/Afrocentrism 33 , 52 , 257 , 295
Ahearn, C. 270
Aidoo, Christina 235
Akan people 233 -4
Akrofi, C. A. 233
Alabama 151 , 249 ;
Macon County 161
Alan, J. 318
Alexander, Margaret Walker 252
Alexander, Neville 316 , 318 -19, 330 , 334
Allen, D. 90
Allen, H. B. 380
Allen, V. 80
American Civil Liberties Union 292 , 312
“American Dream” 99 , 106 ;
murder of 381 -4
American English 20 , 154 ;
Africanization of 21 ;
closely related dialects 348 ;
Euro 19

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