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So, I hate to say this, but my husband's father is a terrible racist. So for Christmas, I decided to buy him this book in hopes that he would learn some respect for people. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Teresa Thomas
if you were a kid growing up in the 70's,80's or very young in the 90's you heard alot of terms and phrases from various relatives and i say this to say way before the internet and... Read morePublished on May 8, 2012 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
This book by Geneva Smitherman is a good buy because it is very recent and it aims at explaining what that language some call ebonics, at least the variant that exists in the USA,... Read morePublished on April 16, 2003 by Dr Jacques COULARDEAU
In this book, Dr. Smitherman provides us with a most needed gift. She manages to fit a vital part of the African-American experience, our language, into a clear and complete... Read morePublished on November 23, 2001 by Marc Lamont Hill
This review is on the 1994 edition of the book.
Smithermen's 'Black Talk' is a fairly thorough review of contemporary African-American slang. Read more
This is a loving tribute to African-American language and phrases. If you love language and want to brush up (positively) on your "Ebonics", then this book is the one to... Read morePublished on December 24, 1998 by Lorrie Irby