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The emergence of black English : text and commentary

Author: Guy Bailey; Natalie Maynor; Patricia Cukor-Avila
Publisher: Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 1991.
Series: Creole language library, v. 8.
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Eleven transcripts of mechanical recordings of interviews with former slaves born well over a century ago. The book attempts to make this source of data as widely known as possible and to explore its  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Dialectos
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Bailey; Natalie Maynor; Patricia Cukor-Avila
ISBN: 9027252289 9789027252289
OCLC Number: 644426919
Description: x, 352 p.
Contents: 1. Preface; 2. Introduction; 3. 1. Texts; 4. 2. Commentary; 5. Speaking of Slavery: The Historical Value of the Recordings with Former Slaves (by Escott, Paul D.); 6. Slave Narratives, Slave Culture, and the Slave Experience (by Graham, Joe); 7. Songs, Sermons, and Life Stories: The Legacy of the Ex-Slave Narratives (by Brewer, Jeutonne P.); 8. The Linguistic Value of the Ex-Slave Recordings (by Montgomery, Michael); 9. Representativeness and Reliability of the Ex-Slave Materials, With Special Reference to Wallace Quarterman's Recording and Transcript (by Rickford, John R.); 10. Is Gullah Decreolizing? A Comparison of a Speech Sample of the 1930s with a Sample of the 1980s (by Mufwene, Salikoko S.); 11. The Atlantic Creoles and the Language of the Ex-Slave Recordings (by Holm, John); 12. Liberian Settler English and the Ex-Slave Recordings: A Comprative Study (by Singler, John Victor); 13. There's No Tense Like the Present: Verbal - S Inflection in Early Black English (by Poplack, Shana); 14. Appendix; 15. Bibliography; 16. List of Contributors
Series Title: Creole language library, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila.


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