Book and Cassette
by Karen Ellis
(the unofficial Funk Sister)
60 Traditional Children's Songs,
Games, Proverbs, and Culture
Cross Curricular, Interdisciplinary,
45 minute Live Sound Field Recording
From The American Virgin Islands
Over 500 Exercises
by Joe Messina
Over 500 phrases using a large variety of scale choices. A must have for advanced students.
Learn new ways to color and texture these elusive changes.
AMERICAN BOOK AWARD 2007
How the Irish Invented Slang
by Daniel Cassidy
The Secret Language
of the Crossroads
Irish Americans especially will be delighted to know, they have been speaking
Irish all along in their slang and American English, while believing and bemoaning that they had
their native tongue many years ago. With imagination and scholarship, Cassidy has restored this
treasure to us in a book that is filled with revelations, wit and humor.
~ Bob Scally, Professor Emeritus, New York University, author, The End of Hidden
~ John Rickford ~ Cassidy's book is wonderful.
AMERICAN BOOK AWARD 2000
Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English by John R. Rickford, Russell J. Rickford
Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English by John R. Rickford, Russell J.
John R. Rickford is the Martin Luther King Centennial Professor of Linguistics and African and
Afro-American Studies at Stanford University.
"That mainstream English is essential to our self-preservation is indisputable . . .
it is not necessary to abandon Spoken Soul to master Standard English, any more than it is necessary
abandon English to learn French or to deprecate jazz to appreciate classical music."