Linguistics and Rhetoric
The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric
Examines the barbershop as a rhetorical site in African American culture across genres, including fiction, film, poetry, and theater.
A Linguistic Approach
A classic reading-instruction text, updated to be more contemporary and teacher- and user-friendly.
Voices of Israeli Backpackers
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."
Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation
A critical work on the African American vernacular tradition and its expression in contemporary Hip hop.
From Soul Talks to Talk Radio in Israeli Culture
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.
The Rhetoric and Poetics of John Oliver Killens
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.
An African American Discourse on Language, Literature, and Learning
An inspiring collection of personal essays about education, literacy, and freedom.
A Study of Language Competence
An exploration of the key issues of language education for African Americans.
The Language of Black America
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.