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Conventional Functions of Black English in American Literature

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Published by University Press of America .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Black studies,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Language & Linguistics,
  • Literary theory,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • English,
  • USA,
  • American - General,
  • Research,
  • Education / Research,
  • American - African American & Black,
  • African American authors,
  • American literature,
  • Dialect literature, American,
  • History and criticism,
  • White authors

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages76
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12227427M
    ISBN 101572920327
    ISBN 109781572920323


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