Contents

V 4 N 1
Fall 1996



Special Issue:
African American Vernacular English

Guest Editor:
Mary Brown Zeigler


Articles
     
Title Author
Page
     
Introductory Essay:
Postcolonial Contexts of African American Vernacular English
Mary Brown Zeigler
1
     
African American Vernacular English in Colonial and Postcolonial Perspectives:
The Linguistic Paradox
Abíódún Goké-Paríolá
14
     
Our Language, Our Selves Sonja L. Laneheart
24
     
Barbados Creole English: Insights into Linguistic and Social Identity Renee Blake
37
     
Culturally Toned Diminutives Within the Speech Community of African Americans Denise Troutman
55
     
African American Writers and the Use of Dialect in Literature:
The Foregrounding of Ethnicity
Viktor Osinubi
65
     
African American Discourse: Clarifying the Conflict Mildred M. Pate
78
     
"Do You Know What I Mean?": The Struggle Continues . . . Elaine Richardson
89
     
"Race," "Science," and the Rhetoric of Cognition Jocelyn Adkins Irby
102
     
Coda: The Invisible Language: African American English
in Language Arts and Composition
Mary Brown Zeigler
112


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