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African American English Bibliography

Edited Volumes on AAE

Individual chapters from these volumes are not listed in the bibliography.

Adger, C. T., Christian, D., & Taylor, O. (Eds.). (1999). Making the connection: Language and academic achievement among African American students. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics/Delta.

Alim, H. S., & Baugh, J. (Eds.). (2007). Talkin black talk: Language, education, and social change. New York: Teachers College Press.

Bailey, G., Maynor, N., & Cukor-Avila, P. (Eds.). (1991). The emergence of Black English: Text and commentary. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Baratz, J., & Shuy, R. W. (Eds.). (1969). Teaching black children to read. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Bentley, R., & Crawford, S. (Eds.). (1973). Black language reader. Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman.

Bernstein, C., Nunnally, T., & Sabino, R. (Eds.). (1997). Language variety in the South: Revisited. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Chambers, J., Jr. (Ed.). (1983). Black English: Educational equity and the law. Ann Arbor, MI: Karoma.

Crawford, C. (Ed.). (2001). Ebonics and language education of African ancestry students. New York: Sankofa World Publishers.

Cullinan, B. (Ed.). (1974). Black dialects and reading. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Delpit, L., & Kilgour Dowdy, J. (Eds.). (2002). The skin that we speak: Thoughts on language and culture in the classroom. New York: The New Press.

DeStefano, J. (Ed.). (1973). Language, society, and education: A profile of Black English. Worthington, OH: Charles A. Jones.

Fasold, R. W. (Ed.). (1972). Tense marking in Black English: A linguistic and social analysis. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Fasold, R. W., & Shuy, R. (Eds.). (1970). Teaching Standard English in the inner city. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Gadsen, V., & Wagner, D. (Eds.). (1995). Literacy among African American youth: Issues in learning, teaching, and schooling. Creskill, NJ: Hampton.

Gilyard, K. (Ed.). (1991). Let's flip the script: An African American discourse on language, literature, and learning. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Harris, J., Kamhi, A., & Pollock, K. (Eds.). (2001). Literacy in African American communities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Harris, O., Anderson, V., Bloome, D., & Champion, T. (1995). A select bibliography of research on Africanized English and education. Linguistics and Education, 7(2), 151-156.

Holloway, J. E. (Ed.). (1990). Africanisms in American culture. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Irvine , J. J. (Ed.). (1990). Black students and school failure: Policies, practices, and prescriptions. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Irvine , J. J. (Ed.). (2002). In search of wholeness: African American teachers and their culturally specific classroom practices. New York: Palgrave.

Kamhi, A., Pollock, K., & Harris, J. (Eds.). (1996). Communication development and disorders in African American children: Research, assessment, and intervention. Baltimore: Brookes.

Laffey, J., & Shuy, R. (Eds.). (1973). Language differences: Do they interfere? Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Lanehart, S. (Ed.). (2001). Sociocultural and historical contexts of African American English. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Makoni, S., Smitherman, G., Ball, A., & Spears, A. (Eds.). (2003). Black linguistics: Language, society, and politics in Africa and the Americas. New York: Routledge.

Montgomery, M. B., & Bailey, G. (Eds.). (1986). Language variety in the South: Perspectives in black and white. University, AL: University of Alabama Press.

Morgan, M. (Ed.). (2002). Language, discourse and power in African American culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mufwene, S. S., Rickford, J. R., Bailey, G., & Baugh, J. (Eds.). (1998). African American English: Structure, history and use. London: Routledge.

Perry, T., & Delpit, L. (Eds.). (1997). The real Ebonics debate: Power, language, and the education of African American children. Boston: Beacon Press.

Ramirez, J. D., Wiley, T. G., de Klerk, G., Lee, E., & Wright, W. E. (Eds.). (2005). Ebonics: The urban education debate (2nd ed.). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd.

Sankoff, D. (Ed.). (1986). Diversity and diachrony. Philadelphia: Benjamins.

Smitherman, G. (Ed.). (1981). Black English and the education of black children and youth: Proceedings of the National Symposium on the King Decision. Detroit, MI: Center for Black Studies, Wayne State University.

Smitherman, G. (Ed.). (2000). Talkin that talk: Language, culture and education in African American. London: Routledge.

Stoller, P. (Ed.). (1975). Black American English: Its background and its usage in schools and in literature. New York City: Delta.

Taylor, O., & Leonard, L. (Eds.). (1998). Language acquisition across North America: Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic perspectives. San Diego, CA: Singular.

Van Keulen, J., Weddington, G. T., & DeBose, C. (Eds.). (1998). Speech, language, learning, and the African American child. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Webber, K. N. (1985). Teaching about Black English: An annotated syllabus. Western Journal of Black Studies, 9(1), 23-29.

Whiteman, M. F. (Ed.). (1980). Reactions to Ann Arbor: Vernacular Black English and education. Arlington, VA: Center for Applied Linguistics.

Williams, R. L. (Ed.). (1975). Ebonics: The true language of black folks. St. Louis, MO: Robert L. Williams and Associates.

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