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ERIC Number: ED075817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 89
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Black Jargon in White America.
Claerbaut, David
This book discusses the special jargon used by black people in the United States. In the first two chapters the author, a white man, discusses his personal experiences with the black community in order to establish an argument for the need for more awareness of what black jargon is and how it is used. Chapter three proposes that standard English should not be the only acceptable language and suggests that if whites learned more black jargon (and spoke it respectfully), race relations might see some improvement. Chapter four discusses some of the functions and possible origins of selected examples of black jargon. The last section of the book is a dictionary providing samples of black jargon, with an emphasis on terms used nationwide by urban blacks. The dictionary is cross-referenced and provides parts of speech for most of the words and phrases. (Author/DI)
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 255 Jefferson Ave., S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49502 ($1.95)
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