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