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Author Alim, H. Samy.

Title You know my steez : an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of styleshifting in a Black American speech community / H. Samy Alim.

Imprint Durham : Duke University Press for the American Dialect Society, 2004.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  PE3102.N44 A44 2004    Available  ---
Description xxxii, 309 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Publication of the American Dialect Society ; no. 89
Publication of the American Dialect Society ; no. 89.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction : you know my steez -- Designing sociolinguistic research on speech style -- How the other half speaks : ethnosensitivity and the shifting roles of the researcher -- This is corporate America takin over : schooling, survival, and the sociohistorical context of life in the occupied territories -- We some baaaddddd styleshifters : the copula in stylistic variation -- Our steelo switch up : third-person singular -s, possessive -s, and plural -s absence -- We be word sorcerers : invariant be and the equative copula in BL -- It takes two to make a thing go riiiiight : examining interaction in the coconstruction of style -- The gentrification of speech and speakers : Black language in White public space.
Subject African American teenagers -- Language -- Case studies.
English language -- Spoken English -- United States -- Case studies.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
English language -- Variation -- United States -- Case studies.
African Americans -- Languages -- Case studies.
Black English -- California -- Case studies.
Americanisms -- California -- Case studies.
ISBN 0822366088 (alk. paper)