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Word from the Mother: Language and African Americans 1st Edition

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About the Author

Geneva Smitherman is University Distinguished Professor of English at Michigan State University. A linguist and educational activist, she has been at the forefront of the struggle for language rights for over 25 years. She is the author of several books, among them, Talkin and Testifyin (1977), Black Talk (2000), and Talkin That Talk (2000).

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (April 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415358760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415358767
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is repetitive and tries unsuccessfully to use street language to explain her argument which is also not clear.
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