390D Introduction to African American English - online (SBU) (3 units)

Winter 2011

Meetings

Winter Session (12/20/10-1/15/11) - online

Instructors

Lisa Green []

Description

African American English (AAE) is a linguistic variety with set rules governing sentence structure, sound structure, word structure, and meaning. We will investigate five areas related to the structure and use of AAE in social contexts: speech events, components of the grammar, history, educational issues, and representation in the media and literature.

Requirements

Offered through Continuing and Professional Education. See http://www.umassulearn.net to enroll.