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Anthropology 33: Culture and Communication Lecture 3 Handout (October 3, 2011) Readings: M.M. Morgan. The African-American Speech Community: Reality and Sociolinguistics. In Reader , Chapter 3. Panic (L. Capps and E.Ochs), Chapters 1 - 4, “The Agony of Agoraphobia,” “In Her Own Words,” “Telling Panic,” and “A Grammar of Panic” E. Schegloff. 1986. “The Routine as Achievement.” Human Studies 9:111-151 Morgan argues that … AAE suggests the multi-situated nature of African-American life. “AAE reflects language as a symbol of ‘actual social life… a multitude of concrete worlds …of bounded verbal-ideological and social belief systems’ (Bakhtin 1981: 288).” Morgan: AAE is a “Counterlanguage” Complex sign of both resistance and oppression Expressive of African character AAE functions to signal community membership and solidarity across class lines. Capps and Ochs on the issue of common sense:
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