ERIC Number: EJ433966
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Code-Switching in the Oral Life Narratives of African-American Women: Challenges to Linguistic Hegemony.
Nelson, Linda Williamson
Journal of Education, v172 n3 p142-55 1990
Code-switching is examined in oral narratives of 30 African-American women as they switched from Standard English to Black English Vernacular. A little over half of the speakers assign positive values to their code switches. Examples are given from interviews with two subjects. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (14th, Boston, MA).