ERIC Number: EJ450173
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Codeswitching: Black English and Standard English in the African-American Linguistic Repertoire.
DeBose, Charles E.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v13 n1-2 p157-67 1992
Black English (BE) and standard English are treated as two different closely related linguistic systems that coexist in African-American linguistics. Focus is on a middle-class female informant who appears to be a balanced bilingual and who offers counter evidence to the claim that BE is spoken mainly by poor and uneducated persons. (13 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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