Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English
""Spoken Soul brilliantly fills a massive hole. . . . a delightfully readable advent to the stylish interweave among the language and its culture.""
–Ralph W. Fasold, Georgetown university
""A energetic, well-documented heritage of Black English . . . that would enlighten and tell not just educators, for whom it's going to be required examining, yet all who price and query language.""
""Spoken Soul is a needs to learn for an individual who's attracted to the relationship among language and identity.""
Claude Brown referred to as Black English ""Spoken Soul."" Toni Morrison stated, ""It's a love, a keenness. Its functionality is sort of a preacher’s: to make you stand from your seat, make you lose your self and listen to your self. The worst of all attainable issues that may occur will be to lose that language.""
Now well known linguist John R. Rickford and journalist Russell J. Rickford give you the definitive consultant to African American vernacular English–from its origins and contours to its robust fascination for society at large.