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Author Alim, H. Samy.
Title Articulate while Black : Barack Obama, language, and race in the U.S. / H. Samy Alim & Geneva Smitherman ; foreword by Michael Eric Dyson.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  PE3102.N42 A43 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 205 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Nah, we straight" : Black language and America's first Black president -- A.W.B. (articulate while black) : language and racial politics in the United States -- Makin a way outta no way : the "race speech" and Obama's rhetorical remix -- "The fist bump heard 'round the world'" : how black communication becomes controversial -- "My president's black, my lambo's blue" : hip hop, race, and the culture wars -- Change the game : language, education, and the cruel fallout of racism.
Subject Black English -- United States.
Race awareness -- United States.
Obama, Barack -- Language.
Obama, Barack -- Oratory.
African Americans -- Languages.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
Language and education -- United States.
Sociolinguistics -- United States.
Related Names Smitherman, Geneva, 1940-
ISBN 9780199812967
9780199812981 (pbk.)
0199812985 (pbk.)
OCLC number 781077662