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African American English in the Diaspora

African American English in the Diaspora (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Poplack, Shana
By Tagliamonte, Sali A.

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This provocative 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 t...han 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.
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ISBN 9780631212669
Released NZ 17 Aug 2001
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Language in Society
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ISBN-13 9780631212669
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Blackwell Publishers
Released 17 Aug 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Poplack, Shana
By Tagliamonte, Sali A.
Series Language in Society
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Language & Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Dialectology
Slang & Jargon
Black studies
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 427.973
Weight 472g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Americanisms, English language - Social aspects - United States, Black English, English language - Variation - United States, African Americans - Languages
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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