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African American English Bibliography


Writings on the diagnosis of pathology in AAE speakers.

Ames, W., Rosen, C., & Olsen, A. (1971). The effects of non-standard dialect on the oral reading behavior of fourth grade black children. In C. Braun (Ed.), Language, reading, and the communication process (pp. 63-70). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

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)

Bartel, N., & Axelrod, J. (1973). Nonstandard English usage and reading ability in black junior high students. Exceptional Children, 39, 653-655.

Coles-White, D. J. (2004). Negative concord in child African American English: Implications for specific language impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47(1), 212-222.

Craig, H. K., & Washington, J. A. (2006). Malik goes to school: Examining the language skills of African American students from preschool to 5th grade. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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)

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)

Hall, V., & Turner, R. (1973). The validity of the "different language explanation" for poor scholastic performance by black students. Review of Educational Research, 44(1), 69-81.

Hall, W., Reder, S., & Cole, M. (1975). Story recall in young black and white children: Effect of racial group membership, race of experimenter, and dialect. Developmental Psychology, 11(5), 628-634.

Horton-Ikard, R., & Miller, J. F. (2004). It is not just the poor kids: The use of AAE forms by African-American school-aged children from middle SES communities. Journal of Communication Disorders, 37(6), 467-487.

Horton-Ikard, R., & Weismer, S. E. (2005). Distinguishing African American English from developmental errors in the language production of toddlers. Applied Psycholinguistics, 26(4), 597-620.

Johnson, V. E. (2005). Comprehension of third person singular /s/ in AAE-speaking children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 36(2), 116-124.

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

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)

Seymour, H., Abdulkarim, L., & Johnson, V. (1999). The Ebonics controversy: An educational and clinical dilemma. Topics in Language Disorders, 19(4), 66-77.

Stockman, I. J. (1986). Language acquisition in culturally diverse populations: The black child as a case study. In O. Taylor (Ed.), Nature of communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations (pp. 117-155). San Diego, CA: College Press.

Stockman, I. J., & Vaughn-Cooke, F. (1989). Addressing new questions about black children's language. In R. Fasold & D. Schiffrin (Eds.), Language change and variation (pp. 275-300). Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

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

Wolfram, W. (1994). The phonology of a sociocultural variety: The case of African American Vernacular English. In J. E. Bernthal & N. Bankson (Eds.), Child phonology: Characteristics, assessment, and intervention with special population (pp. 227-244). New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Wyatt, T. (1999). An Afro-centered view of communicative experience. In D. Kovarsky, J. Duchan & M. Maxwell (Eds.), Constructing (in)competence: Disabling evaluations in clinical and social interactions. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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