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African American English Bibliography

Dissertations on African American English

Abstracts and some full text available from the University of Michigan Dissertation Services or a university.

Abdul-Hakim, I. (2002). Florida preservice teachers' attitudes toward African-American Vernacular English. (Doctoral dissertation, The Florida State University, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 64(10). (AAT 3109259)

Anderson, B. L. (2003). An acoustic study of Southeastern Michigan Appalachian and African-American southern migrant vowel systems. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 2003), Dissertation Abstracts International 64(09). (AAT 3106006)

Anshen, F. S. (1969). Speech variation among Negroes in a small southern community. (Doctoral dissertation, New York University, 1969), Dissertation Abstracts International 30(06), 2509. (AAT 6921234)

Aucoin, M. M. (2002). The sociohistorical and linguistic development of African American English in Virginia and South Carolina. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Chicago, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 63(07). (AAT 3060190)

Baker, C. P. (1985). Acquisition of /t,d/ deletion in Vernacular Black English: A study of Head Start preschoolers. (Doctoral dissertation, Temple University, 1985), Dissertation Abstracts International 46(08), 2280. (AAT 8521044)

Balester, V. M. (1988). The social construction of ethos: A study of the spoken and written discourse of two black college students. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988), Dissertation Abstracts International 49(11), 3348. (AAT 8901268)

Ball, A. (1992). Organizational patterns in oral and written expository language of African-American adolescents. (Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University, 1992), Dissertation Abstracts International 52(9). (AAT 9206735)

Banks, L. H. (1996). The impact of language disorder and use of African-American English on African-American children's metalinguistic awareness of morphology and syntax. (Doctoral dissertation, Howard University, 1996), Dissertation Abstracts International 57(08), 5011. (AAT 9700795)

Baugh, J. (1979). Linguistic style-shifting in Black English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1979), Dissertation Abstracts International 40(06), 3269. (AAT 7928106)

Bender, E. M. (2001). Syntactic variation and linguistic competence: The case of AAVE copula absence. (Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(01), 143. (AAT 300010)

Bennerson-Mohamed, T. A. (2002). An exploration of teachers' and African-American students' attitudes toward Ebonics in a community college writing program. (Doctoral dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 63(03). (AAT 3047701)

Bergin, K. R. (1988). The development of rating scales for Black English grammar, pronunciation, rhythym/intonation, and overall Black English usage. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Tennessee, 1988), Dissertation Abstracts International 50(02), 429. (AAT 8904033)

Billings , A. C. (1999). Perceptual profiles of race and dialect. (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, 1999), Dissertation Abstracts International 60(06), 1831. (AAT 9935628)

Blake, I. J. K. (1984). Language development in working-class black children: An examination of form, content, and use. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 1984), Dissertation Abstracts International 47(07), 3131. (AAT 8623484)

Boone, P. (1999). Call and reponse communication in the historically black college and university (HCBU) classroom. (Doctoral dissertation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1999), Dissertation Abstracts International 60(08), 2735. (AAT 9944425)

Borders-Simmons, D. G. (1985). Contextual variability and communicative competence: Reference and cohesion strategies in narrative discourse by black working-class children. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, 1985), Dissertation Abstracts International 47(03), 885. (AAT 8611664)

Bowler, C. M. (2001). The influence of teacher response on African American students' codeswitching. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Rhode Island and Rhose Island College, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(09), 2954. (AAT 3025533)

Boyd, G. A. (1996). Teacher attitudes toward African-American Vernacular English: The relationship to students' perceptions of classroom climate. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Memphis, 1996), Dissertation Abstracts International 57(09), 3816. (AAT 9705678)

Bridgeforth, C. D. (1988). The identification and use of language functions in the speech of 3- and 4 1/2-year-old black children from working class families. (Doctoral dissertation, Georgetown University, 1988), Dissertation Abstracts International 50(04), 935. (AAT 8913258)

Brooks, W. (2001). Reading, literature, and culture: A case study of middle school students' responses to African American fiction for children. (Doctoral dissertation, 2001), University of Pennsylvania 62(05), 1776. (AAT 30114301)

Bryan, A. (1989). Cohesion analysis of the speaking and writing of four black college students. (Doctoral dissertation, New York University, 1989), Dissertation Abstracts International 51(08), 2616. (AAT 9016432)

Bucholtz, M. (1997). Borrowed blackness: African-American Vernacular English and European-American youth identities. (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1997), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(03), 802. (AAT 9828619)

Campbell, K. (1993). The rhetoric of Black English Vernacular: A study of the oral and written discourse practices of African American male college students. (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1993), Dissertation Abstracts International 54(08), 3010. (AAT 9401224)

Chapman, I. T. (1991). A qualitative analysis of selected black male students interfacing with writing literacy. (Doctoral dissertation, University of South Carolina, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 52(12), 4286. (AAT 9214927)

Charity, A. H. (2005). Dialect variation in school settings among African-American children of low socioeconomic status. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2005), Dissertation Abstracts International 66(06). (AAT 3179712)

Coleman, C. F. (1995). Negotiating literacies: Profiles of two African-American college students. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, 1995), Dissertation Abstracts International 56(04), 1336. (AAT 9525481)

Coles, D. J. R. (1998). Barrier constraints on negative concord in African-American English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(07), 2471. (AAT 9841855)

Cooper, M. D. (1991). A comparative study of the acquisition of copula forms in African-American children. (Doctoral dissertation, Howard University, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(01), 226. (AAT 9217241)

Cukor-Avila, P. (1995). The evolution of AAVE in a rural Texas community: An ethnolinguistic study. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 1995), Dissertation Abstracts International 56(12), 4747. (AAT 9610106)

Cutler, C. A. (2002). Crossing over: White youth, hip-hop and African American English. (Doctoral dissertation, New York University, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 63(08). (AAT 3062805)

Dayton , E. (1996). Grammatical categories of the verb in African-American Vernacular English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1996), Dissertation Abstracts International 57(11), 4714. (AAT 9712915)

Dorr, R. E. (1999). The effects of task type and language vernacular on rhyming in kindergarten, first, and second graders. (Doctoral dissertation, The Catholic University of America, 1999), Dissertation Abstracts International 60(06), 1902. (AAT 9934646)

Dorrill, G. T. (1982). Black and white speech in the south: Evidence from the linguistic atlas of the middle and south Atlantic states. (Doctoral dissertation, University of South Carolina, 1982), Dissertation Abstracts International 43(07), 2335. (AAT 82228507)

Elifson, J. M. (1976). Effecting bidialectal shift in speakers of nonstandard English through a sequenced curriculum. (Doctoral dissertation, Georgia State University, 1976), Dissertation Abstracts International 37(08), 5091. (AAT 7701542)

Ervin, S. C. (2005). The attitudes of higher education faculty toward African American Vernacular English. (Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University, 2005), Dissertation Abstracts International 67(02). (AAT 3204075)

Etter-Lewis, G. (1985). Sociolinguistic patterns of code-switching in the language of preschool black children. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 1985), Dissertation Abstracts International 46(07), 1920. (AAT 8520894)

Exstrom, M. I. (1991). A study of the language skills of lower socioeconomic black preschoolers. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 52(09), 4688. (AAT 9204566)

Felder, L. J. (2006). Perception of African American English word-final stop consonants by mainstream American English and African American English listeners. (Doctoral dissertation, City University of New York, 2006), Dissertation Abstracts International 67(01). (AAT 3205007)

Fellows, J. A. (1994). Developing competence in Standard American English: African American children's ability to identify and imitate African American and Standard American syntax and prosody. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Memphis, 1994), Dissertation Abstracts International 56(03), 908. (AAT 9521486)

Finizio, M. T. (2001). Dialect influence and the use of dialect features across informal and formal tasks in the spoken text and written text of African American students enrolled in an urban high school. (Doctoral dissertation, Temple University, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(11). (AAT 3031521)

Fitts, E. H. (1992). The persistent phonological problems of African American and white nonstandard English speaking college students: A sociolinguistic perspective. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Alabama, 1992), Dissertation Abstracts International 54(01), 162. (AAT 9313044)

Gann, R. R. (2002). "We're not here": Linguistic accommodation between AAVE and WAVE-speaking youngsters in an urban middle school. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Cincinnati, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 63(05). (AAT 3053834)

Garris, M. C. (1990). A study of black students who participate in the Proficiency in English Program and their performance on reading tests. (Doctoral dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University, 1990), Dissertation Abstracts International 51(04), 1179. (AAT 9025669)

Garrity, A. W. (2007). A study of auxiliary BE in African American English: A comparison of children with and without specific language impairment. (Doctoral dissertation, Lousiana Sate University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 2007), Dissertation Abstracts International 68(03). (AAT 3256324)

Gilbert, D. J. (1982). Attitude of speech pathologists toward Black English. (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1982), Dissertation Abstracts International 43(01), 106. (AAT 8214096)

Grant, G. W. (1973). The effect of text materials with relevant language, illustrations and content upon the reading achievement and reading preference (attitude) of black primary and intermediate inner-city students. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1973), Dissertation Abstracts International 34(07), 3832. (AAT 7321156)

Green, L. J. (1993). Topics in African American English: The verb system analysis. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993), Dissertation Abstracts International 54(06), 2135. (AAT 9329614)

Hall, S. L. (1982). Reading and the black child. (Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, 1982), Dissertation Abstracts International 43(08), 2541. (AAT 8223209)

Hamilton-Kelley, B. (1994). A measurement of attitudes held by African-American and Caucasian preservice teachers toward Black English Vernacular, Standard American English, English usage, and dialects. (Doctoral dissertation, Georgia State University, 1994), Dissertation Abstracts International 57(07), 2917. (AAT 9541497)

Harris, J. (2003). A study of a variant Black English vernacular developed by African American and White immigrant coal miners in the coal mining camp towns of central Alabama. (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2003), Dissertation Abstracts International 64(02). (AAT 3080387)

Hauck, M. C. (2001). Public discourse about language and education: An analysis of newspaper opinion writing on the Ebonics controversy. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(10), 3366. (AAT 3028528)

Henderson, A. L. (2001). Is your money where your mouth is? Hiring managers' attitudes towards African American Vernacular English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(02), 552. (AAT 3003635)

Henderson, A. Y. (2001). The relationship between attitudes towards Black English and racial identity and self-esteem. (Doctoral dissertation, New York University, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(03), 989. (AAT 3008629)

Hester, E. J. (1997). An investigation of the relationship between narrative style, dialect and reading achievement in African-American children. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Marlyand College Park, 1997), Dissertation Abstracts International 58(06), 2138. (AAT 9736568)

Hobson, V. L. (1987). Some effects of Black Language on reading achievement in urban schools. (Doctoral dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University, 1987), Dissertation Abstracts International 48(04), 886. (AAT 8709292)

Horton-Ikard, R. (2002). Developmental and dialectal influences in early child language. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 63(07), 3268. (AAT 3060426)

Huang, X. (1994). African-American English in " middletown": A syntactic and phonological study with time-depth data to test the linguistic convergence and divergence hypothesis. (Doctoral dissertation, Ball State University, 1994), Dissertation Abstracts International 56(01), 177. (AAT 9516475)

Humber , T. C. (1993). A sociolinguistic analysis of an urban language proficiency program for African American students, grades kindergarten through six. (Doctoral dissertation, Howard University, 1993), Dissertation Abstracts International 54(07), 2559. (AAT 9335220)

Hyter, Y. D. (1994). A cross-channel description of reference in the narratives of African-American Vernacular English speakers. (Doctoral dissertation, Temple University, 1994), Dissertation Abstracts International 55(12), 5309. (AAT 9512832)

Ivy, L. J. (2004). A comparison of oral and written English styles in African American students. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Memphis, 2004), Dissertation Abstracts International 65(11), 5674. (AAT 3153944)

Jackson, J. E. (1998). Linguistic aspect in African-American English-speaking children: An investigation of aspectual "be". (Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(07), 3391. (AAT 9841880)

Johnson, E. B. I. (1998). The influence of speaking Black English on spelling in standardized English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Washington, 1998), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(03), 728. (AAT 9828499)

Johnson, I. A. (1999). The influence of African-American English on early spelling. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Memphis, 1999), Dissertation Abstracts International 60(11), 5473. (AAT 9949969)

Jones, J. (2003). African Americans in Lansing and the Northern cities vowel shift: Language contact and accommodation. (Doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University, 2003), Dissertation Abstracts International 64(08). (AAT 3100439)

Lanehart, S. (1995). Language, literacy, and uses of identity. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 1995), Dissertation Abstracts International 56(12), 4743. (AAT 9610177)

Lardner, D. F. (1991). Dreams deflected: The Ann Arbor King School "Black English" case. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 52(07), 2444. (AAT 9135629)

Lawrence-Guthrie, N. (2005). Two African American teachers' beliefs about and practices with African American language and its influence on literacy. (Doctoral dissertation, Georgia State University, 2005), Dissertation Abstracts International 66(03), 938. (AAT 3166980)

LeMoine, N. R. (2003). The impact of linguistic knowledge of African American Language/Ebonics on teacher attitude toward African American Language and the students who speak AAL/Ebonics. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California, 2003), Dissertation Abstracts International 64(09). (AAT 3103935)

Lewnau, L. E. B. (1973). Bidialectal skills of black children. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University, 1973), Dissertation Abstracts International 34(05), 2171. (AAT 7325161)

Linnes, K. L. (1993). Contrasting patterns in the code-mixing of African American bilectals and German-English bilinguals in Texas. (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, 1993), Dissertation Abstracts International 54(08), 3013. (AAT 9400937)

Mackey, J. M. W. (1999). A study of pre-professional teachers' attitudes towards Black English. (Doctoral dissertation, Texas Southern University, 1999), Dissertation Abstracts International 61(04), 1277. (AAT 9965422)

Mantell, A. (1972). An assessment of two curriculum strategies for increasing bidialectal proficiency of speakers of non-standard dialect in the fifth grade in the New York Metropolitan area. (Doctoral dissertation, New York University, 1972), Dissertation Abstracts International 33(04), 1419. (AAT 7226605)

Martin, S. E. (1992). Topics in the syntax of nonstandard English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland College Park, 1992), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(07), 2351. (AAT 9234617)

McCollie-Lewis, C. S. (1998). A sociohistorical study of the early development of African-American English in Virginia: 1619-1770s. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, 1998), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(06), 1998. (AAT 9839098)

Middleton, L. D. (1992). An examination of language functions among selected African-American English speakers in the home setting: An ethnographic approach. (Doctoral dissertation, Howard University, 1992), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(09), 3131. (AAT 9239179)

Mitchell-Kernan, C. (1969). Language behavior in a black urban community. (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1969), Dissertation Abstracts International 31(02), 490. (AAT 7013120)

Moore, J. A. G. (1998). Black English speakers: An examination of language registers of high- and low-achieving black elementary school students. (Doctoral dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, 1998), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(04), 1140. (AAT 9830213)

Morgan, M. (1989). From down South to up South: The language behavior of three generations of Black women residing in Chicago. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1989), Dissertation Abstracts International 51(01), 154. (AAT 9015140)

Morrow, D. H. (1986). The relationship between feature alternation and error in writing among university freshmen who select features of Black American English in speech. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 1986), Dissertation Abstracts International 47(06), 2063. (AAT 8620314)

Nelson, L. W. (1992). Cultural context and cultural code in the oral life narratives of African-American women: An ethnography of speaking. (Doctoral dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 1992), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(02), 544. (AAT 9219952)

Nguyen, J. G. (2006). The changing social and linguistic orientation of the African American middle class. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Michigan, 2006), Dissertation Abstracts International 67(02), PhD. (AAT 3208524)

Ojo, A. A. (2001). Language beliefs, attitudes, opinions and choices: The case of self-identified bi-dialectal African-American undergraduates. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Georgia, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(09). (AAT 3025362)

Pardoe, T. E. (1937). A historical and phonetic study of Negro Dialect. (Doctoral dissertation, Louisianna State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, 1937), Dissertation Abstracts International. (AAT 0139414)

Patton-Terry, N. S. (2004). An investigation of early linguistic awareness and spelling ability among African American English and Standard American English speakers. (Doctoral dissertation, Northwestern University, 2004), Dissertation Abstracts International 65(12), 4436. (AAT 3156634)

Phillips, R. S. C. (1994). Infant-directed speech in African-American mothers. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994), Dissertation Abstracts International 55(12), 5574. (AAT 9512514)

Price, M. R. (1993). Case studies of the acquisition of standard American English by speakers of Black English vernacular. (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1993), Dissertation Abstracts International 54(11), 4015. (AAT 9412040)

Rahman, J. (2004). It's a serious business: The linguistic construction of middle-class white characters by African American narrative comedians. (Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University, 2004), Dissertation Abstracts International 65(09). (AAT 3145601)

Rivers, A. N. (2001). The influence of elicitation procedures on the structure and content of African American English-speaking children's personal narratives and fictional stories and relationships between narratives and reading comprehension and expressive language. (Doctoral dissertation, Northwestern University, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(11), 3757. (AAT 3033555)

Robinson, G. C. (2006). Perceptions of African American English dialect density by Anglo-European speech-language pathologists. (Doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University, 2006), Dissertation Abstracts International 67(05). (AAT 3216169)

Schneider, H. J. (1990). Lexical Africanisms in American (Black) English: An emprical study. (Doctoral dissertation, Leopold-Franzens Universitaet Innsbruck (Austria), 1990), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(03), 395. (AAT C173416)

Shannon-Morla, C. E. (1992). Effect of emotion of African-American Black English and Standard English code-shifting bilinguals. (Doctoral dissertation, California School of Professional Psychology - San Diego, 1992), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(04), 2075. (AAT 9225283)

Snyder, P. A. T. (1995). Classroom interactions in features that contrast African-American language (AAL) and mainstream American English (MAE): A metalinguistic perspective of mediation strategies. (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995), Dissertation Abstracts International 56(08), 3191. (AAT 9541837)

Stanback, M. H. (1983). Code-switching in black women's speech. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1983), Dissertation Abstracts International 44(10), 2927. (AAT 8401105)

Sullivan, M. A. (2001). The acquisition and use of complex syntax by African American preschoolers who speak African American English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of South Carolina, 2001), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(05), 1818. (AAT 3013456)

Summerlin, N. J. C. (1972). A dialect study: Affective parameters in the deletion and substitution of consonants in the deep south. (Doctoral dissertation, The Florida State University, 1972), Dissertation Abstracts International 33(08), 4394. (AAT 7304706)

Sweetland, J. (2006). Teaching writing in the African American classroom: A sociolinguistic approach. (Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University, 2006), Dissertation Abstracts International 67(09). (3235360)

Tagliamonte, S. (1991). A matter of time: Past temporal reference verbal structures in Samana English and the Ex-Slave Recordings. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Ottawa, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 53(03), 795. (AAT NN68011)

Taylor, H. U. (1986). Bidialectalism in a small liberal arts college (Doctoral dissertation, Northern Illinois University, 1986), Dissertation Abstracts International 47(06), 2147. (AAT 8620977)

Terry, J. M. E. (2004). On the articulation of aspectual meaning in African American English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2004), Dissertation Abstracts International 65(06). (AAT 3136782)

Troutman-Robinson, D. E. (1987). Oral and written discourse: A study of feature transfer (Black English). (Doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University, 1987), Dissertation Abstracts International 48(03), 641. (AAT 8714373)

Van Herk, G. (2002). A message from the past: Past temporal reference in early African American letters. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Ottawa, 2002), Dissertation Abstracts International 63(09). (AAT NQ72830)

Vaughn-Cooke, A. F. (1976). The implementation of a phonological change: The case of resyllabification in Black English. (Doctoral dissertation, Georgetown University, 1976), Dissertation Abstracts International 38(01), 234. (AAT 7714537)

Visor, J. N. (1987). The impact of American Black English oral tradition features on decontextualization skills in college writing. (Doctoral dissertation, Illinois State University, 1987), Dissertation Abstracts International 49(03), 452. (AAT 8806870)

Wade-Lewis, M. (1988). The African substratum in American English. (Doctoral dissertation, New York University, 1988), Dissertation Abstracts International 49(10), 3016. (AAT 8825070)

Walker, J. A. (2000). Present accounted for: Prosody and aspect in early African American English. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Ottowa, 2000), Dissertation Abstracts International 62(02), 556. (AAT NQ57075)

Ward, J. W. (1989). Judges' attitudes toward standard English and Black English in the state of Texas. (Doctoral dissertation, Wayne State University, 1989), Dissertation Abstracts International 50(07), 1850. (AAT 8922792)

Weaver, R. A. (2000). Acoustic features of /r/ variations in African American Vernacular English-speaking children and adults of the Midsouth. (Doctoral dissertation, Memphis State University, 2000), Dissertation Abstracts International 61(07), 2689. (AAT 9978922)

Weldon, T. L. (1998). Exploring the AAVE-Gullah connection: A comparative study of copula variability. (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1998), Dissertation Abstracts International 59(10), 3804. (AAT 9911288)

White, G. G. (1985). Black dialect in student writing: A correlation analysis of reading achievement, syntactic maturity, intelligence, grade level, and sex. (Doctoral dissertation, Auburn University, 1985), Dissertation Abstracts International 46(12), 3639. (AAT 8604738)

Whiteman, M. F. (1976). Dialect influence and the writing of black and white working class Americans. (Doctoral dissertation, Georgetown University, 1976), Dissertation Abstracts International 37(06), 3595. (AAT 7628885)

Williams, P. D. (1991). Tense-aspect in African-American English: A sociolinguistic perspective. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Florida, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 52(10), 3595. (AAT 9209093)

Wright, B. H. W. (1985). Hypercorrections and dialect forms in the compositions of native born college students from Georgia. (Doctoral dissertation, City University of New York, 1985), Dissertation Abstracts International 46(11), 3340. (AAT 8601706)

Wright, S. (1984). A description of the variance between the oral and written language patterns of a group of black community college students. (Doctoral dissertation, Wayne State University, 1984), Dissertation Abstracts International 46(05), 1267. (AAT 8514163)

Wyatt, T. (1991). Linguistic constraints on copula production in Black English child speech. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1991), Dissertation Abstracts International 52(02), 781. (AAT 9120958)

Yasin, J. A. (1997). In yo face! Rappin' beats comin' at you: A study of how language is mapped onto musical beats in rap music. (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, 1997), Dissertation Abstracts International 58(05), 1686. (AAT 9734099)

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This list was compiled by Kara Becker, Peter Patrick, and Jonathan Rosa.