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Keepin' It Hushed

The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric

Vorris L. Nunley

Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.

Paperback
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814333488
eBOOK
Published: February 2011
ISBN: 9780814336458

Let's Read

A Linguistic Approach

Cynthia A. Barnhart and Robert K Barnhart
Based on the original work of Leonard Bloomfield and Clarence L. Barnhart

A classic reading-instruction text, updated to be more contemporary and teacher- and user-friendly.

Paperback
Published: June 2010
ISBN: 9780814334553
eBOOK
Published: June 2010
ISBN: 9780814336861

A Narrative Community

Voices of Israeli Backpackers

Chaim Noy

An intertextual examination of the storytelling of Israeli backpackers that analyzes their unique patterns of communication to create a thorough picture of this "narrative community."

Paperback
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814331767
eBOOK
Published: November 2006
ISBN: 9780814337585

"Gettin' Our Groove On"

Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation

Kermit E. Campbell

A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.

Paperback
Published: September 2005
ISBN: 9780814329252

Dialogic Moments

From Soul Talks to Talk Radio in Israeli Culture

Tamar Katriel

An original ethnographic study about communication and culture in Palestine and Israel during the Twentieth Century, examining three modes of communication—soul talks, straight talk, and talk radio.

Hardback
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814327746
eBOOK
Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780814337509

Liberation Memories

The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens

Keith Gilyard

This first book-length study of John Oliver Killens aims to help secure his place in literary history and explores his creation of an inspiring Black vernacular art—one that ennobles people of African descent and urges their political liberation.

Hardback
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814330579
eBOOK
Published: April 2003
ISBN: 9780814339107

Let's Flip the Script

An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning

Keith Gilyard

An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.

eBOOK
Published: October 1996
ISBN: 9780814336793

Voices of the Self

A Study of Language Competence

Keith Gilyard

An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.

Paperback
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780814322253
eBOOK
Published: July 1991
ISBN: 9780814339114

Talkin and Testifyin

The Language of Black America

by Geneva Smitherman

In this book, Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life style.

Paperback
Published: January 1986
ISBN: 9780814318058