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John Rickford

John Rickford

John Rickford is a professor of Linguistics at Stanford and the author of about 100 articles and author/editor of twelve books, including Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English (American Book Award winner, 2000). Further information is available on at  www.johnrickford.com.

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John Rickford

John Rickford

John Rickford is a professor of Linguistics at Stanford and the author of about 100 articles and author/editor of twelve books, including Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English (American Book Award winner, 2000). Further information is available on at  www.johnrickford.com.