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This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organized, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use. It examines education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of AAE in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and is essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.
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Lisa Greenwood is a British actress notable for her appearances as series regular 'Sissy Cooper' alongside Ben Whishaw and Dominic West in two series of the BBC and BBCAmerica drama The Hour, and also seven Doctor Who audio plays alongside Colin Baker, including The Crimes of Thomas Brewster On 12 November, she went on Channel Five's The Wright Stuff (topical debate show).
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