Unequal partnership: Sociolinguistics and the African American speech community

John Russell Rickford
1997 Language in society  
American quantitative sociolinguistics has drawn substantially on data from the African American speech community for its descriptive, theoretical, and methodological development, but has given relatively little in return. Contributions from the speech community to sociolinguistics include the development of variable rules and frameworks for the analysis of tense-aspect markers, social class, style, narratives, and speech events, plus research topics and employment for students and faculty.
doi:10.1017/s0047404500020893 fatcat:vzeqfmpvuffqblhwo5fsk2ol74