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Spears, Arthur K. (Arthur Kean) 1943-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 2,269 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PM7802, 305.800973
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Most widely held works about Arthur K Spears
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Most widely held works by Arthur K Spears
Race and ideology : language, symbolism, and popular culture( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure and status of pidgins and creoles : including selected papers from the meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics by Arthur K Spears( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destined to become a landmark work, this book is devoted principally to a reassessment of the content, categories, boundaries, and basic assumptions of pidgin and creole studies. It includes revised and elaborated papers from meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in addition to commissioned papers from leading scholars in the field. As a group, the papers undertake this reassessment through a reevaluation of pidgin/creole terminology and contact language typology (Section One); a requestioning of process and evolution in pidginization, creolization, and other language contact phenomena (Section Two); a reinterpretation of the sources and genesis of grammatical aspects of Saramaccan and Atlantic creoles in general (Section Three); a reconsideration of the status of languages defying received definitions of pidgins and creoles (Section Four); and analyses of aspects of grammar that shed light on the issue of what a possible creole grammar is (Section Five)
Languages and dialects in the U.S. : focus on diversity and linguistics by Marianna Di Paolo( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen chapters, written by leading experts on the language varieties discussed, is to offer students detailed insight into the languages they speak or hear around them, grounded in comprehensive coverage of the linguistic systems underpinning them. The book begins with "setting the stage" chapters, introducing the sociocultural context of the languages and dialects featured in the book. The remaining chapters are each devoted to particular U.S. dialects and varieties of American English, each with problem sets and suggested further readings to reinforce basic concepts and new linguistic terminology and to encourage further study of the languages and dialects covered. By presenting students with both the linguistic and social, cultural, and political foundations of these particular dialects and variations of English, Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is the ideal text for students interested in linguistic diversity in the U.S., in introductory courses in sociolinguistics, language and culture, and language variation and change"--
The Haitian Creole language : history, structure, use, and education( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haitian Creole Language is the first book dealing with the central role of Creole in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, especially in the United States. Dispelling myths about Creole, with discussions of Haitian and Haitian Creole history, it provides a foundation for educators, service providers, policy makers, social scientists, and language and literature scholars to understand Creole in its historical, social, political, educational, and economic developmental contexts
The semantics of English complementation by Arthur K Spears( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other come in Black English by Arthur K Spears( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Black English (be), in addition to the motion verb "come," there exists a modal-like "come" which expresses speaker indignation. This "come" is comparable to other modal-like forms, identical to motion verbs, which occur in Black and non-Black varieties of English, and which signal various degrees of disapproval. However, this usage of "come" occurs in be only. It is of special interest that it occurs even in acrolectal varieties of be, thus showing that the post-creole continuum in the United States differs from that in Guyana as described by Bickerton, who states that forms identical to forms in the base-language but which are functionally distinct do not occur in acrolectal varieties. The case for the grammaticalization of the mood, indignation, by usage of "come" is elaborated as is its relation to "gone," which is used to express disapproval. (Author/AMH)
Languages : Africanisms in the Americas by Arthur K Spears( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black semiosis : young Liberian transnationals mediating black subjectivity and black heterogeneity by Krystal A Smalls( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the colonization of the "Dark Continent," to the global industry that turned black bodies into chattel, to the total absence of modern Africa from most American public school curricula, to superfluous representations of African primitivity in mainstream media, to the unflinching state-sanctioned murders of unarmed black people in the Americas, antiblackness and anti-black racism have been part and parcel to modernity, swathing centuries and continents, and seeping into the tiny spaces and moments that constitute social reality for most black-identified human beings. The daily living and theorizing of a small group of twenty-something young people from Liberia provide the marrow of this traditional and virtual ethnographic inquiry into everyday formulations of race via processes of "black semiosis." As the analytical keynote of the text, black semiosis points us to the processes through which meaning is made about blackness (i.e., how signs are inscribed with racialized meanings and how these signs are deployed on various scales), and it asks that we consider how meaning-making processes and strategies are conditioned by, or made through, blackness (i.e., how the experience of being raced as black codifies ways of making meaning). Specifically, the text uses cultural, linguistic, and semiotic anthropological approaches to examine young transnational Liberians' productions of verbal and visual "mashups" in face-to-face interactions and online; their theoretical and embodied constructions of gendered and classed models of "sincere" black personhood via hip hop and other globalized phenomena; and their comprehensive semiotic strategies for navigating racialized school structures and discourses in the United States. From their actions, abstractions, and aspirations, I assemble a rendering of black diasporic/transnational subject-formation that yields a keener understanding of the ways black pasts, presents, and futures are currently being made and unmade by a new generation
The Haitian Creole language : history, structure, use, and education( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Problems in cross-cultural communications : a study of blacks and whites in the U.S. Army by Orlando L Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stem and so-called anterior verb forms in Haitian Creole by Arthur K Spears( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cult of Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Ireland by Arthur K Spears( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Race and ideology : language, symbolism, and popular culture
Alternative Names
Kean Spears, Arthur 1943-

Spears, Arthur 1943-

Spears, Arthur Kean

Spears, Arthur Kean 1943-

Languages
English (62)

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The structure and status of pidgins and creoles : including selected papers from the meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole LinguisticsThe Haitian Creole language : history, structure, use, and education