UMass Sesquicentennial


390D Intro to African American English (3 units)

Fall 2008

Meetings

Tu Th 11:15 12:30 - Hasbrouck Add 111

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.