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The Emergence of Black English : text and commentary

Author: Guy Bailey; Natalie Maynor; Patricia Cukor-Avila
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991.
Series: Creole language library, v. 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Debate over the evolution of Black English Vernacular (BEV) has permeated Afro-American studies, creole linguistics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics for a quarter of a century with little sign of a satisfactory resolution, primarily because evidence that bears directly on the earlier stages of BEV is sparse. This book brings together 11 transcripts of mechanical recordings of interviews with former slaves born  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Emergence of Black English.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1991
(DLC) 91013319
(OCoLC)23462498
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Bailey; Natalie Maynor; Patricia Cukor-Avila
ISBN: 9789027277831 9027277834 1283328194 9781283328197 9786613328199 6613328197
OCLC Number: 772233169
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 352 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Speaking of slavery: the historical value of the recordings with slaves / Paul D. Escott --
Slave narratives, slave culture, and the slave experience / Joe Graham --
Song, sermons, and life stories: the legacy of the ex-slave narratives / Jeutonne P. Brewer --
The linguistic value of the ex-slave recordings / Michael Montgomery --
Representativeness and reliability of the ex-slave materials, with special reference to Wallace Quarterman's recording and transcript / John R. Rickford --
Is Gullah decreolizing? a comparison of a speech sample of the 1930s with a sample of the 1980s / Salikoko S. Mufwene --
The Atlantic Creoles and the language of the ex-slave recordings / John Holm --
Liberian settler English and the ex-slave recordings: a comparative study / John Victor Singler --
There's no tense like the present: verbal -S inflection in early black English / Shana Poplack, Sali Tagliamonte.
Series Title: Creole language library, v. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor, and Patricia Cukor-Avila.

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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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