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Author Poplack, Shana
Title African American English in the diaspora / Shana Poplack and Sali Tagliamonte
Imprint Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2001
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PE3102.N42 P66 2001    AVAILABLE    30630020090419
Descript xxi, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Series Language in society ; 30
Language in society (Oxford, England) ; 30
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-282) and index
Foreword / William Labov -- 1. Introduction -- 2. African Americans in the Samana Peninsula -- 3. African Americans in Nova Scotia: Settlement and Data -- 4. External Controls -- 5. Method -- 6. The Past Tense -- 7. The Present Tense -- 8. The Future Tense -- 9. Conclusions: An Essay on the Origins and Development of African American English
"This volume investigates the origins of contemporary African American Vernacular English (AAVE), one of the oldest, yet unsolved, questions in sociolinguistics. Exploring the hypothesis that contemporary AAVE is a direct descendant of colonial British English rather than of a widespread creole precursor, this volume presents a comprehensive analysis of tense and aspect as manifested in recorded conversations with 101 former slaves and their descendants. The study is staged in three distinct "diaspora" enclaves in Canada and the Caribbean, whose language has evolved independently of AAVE, modern creoles, and neighboring speech varieties
Advanced quantitative methodology, combined with linguistically precise analyses of English dialects in historical context, make this an essential text for researchers and students of linguistics, the history of English and African American Studies."--BOOK JACKET
Subject African Americans -- Languages
English language -- Social aspects -- Great Britain -- Colonies
English language -- Social aspects -- United States
English language -- Variation -- United States
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Languages
Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Languages
Blacks -- Canada -- Languages
Black English
Alt Author Tagliamonte, Sali
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