Readings in African American Language

Aspects, Features and Perspectives

by Nathaniel Norment, Jr. (Volume editor)
Textbook XV, 356 Pages


Readings in African American Language: Aspects, Features and Perspectives is the most comprehensive collection in African American Vernacular English (AAVE) available that provides various theoretical approaches of its origin, development, and advantages. The contributors provide many different perspectives and topics relevant to the study of African American language as an academic, social, cultural/linguistic entry in the field of language study.


XV, 356
ISBN (Softcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. XV, 356 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Nathaniel Norment, Jr. (Volume editor)

The Editor: Nathaniel Norment, Jr. is Associate Professor and Chair of the African American Studies Department at Temple University in Philadelphia. He earned his undergraduate degree in English and history from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and his Ph.D. in language, literacy, and learning (curriculum and instructions) from Fordham University in New York. His areas of specialization include African American literature; curriculum, and teaching; rhetoric and composition; applied linguistics; African American studies; and comparative rhetoric. He is the editor of The African American Studies Reader and has published numerous articles in professional journals.


Title: Readings in African American Language