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Edited by Poplack, Shana
Much scholarly work assumes that African American Vernacular English (AAVE) derives from an earlier plantation creole. This volume explores an alternative hypothesis: that the characteristic features were acquired from the varieties of English to which early speakers were exposed....Read more
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By Poplack, Shana; Tagliamonte, Sali A.
Investigates the origins of contemporary African American Vernacular English (AAVE), one of the oldest, yet unsolved, questions in sociolinguistics. This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of tense and aspect as manifested in recorded conversations with 101 former slaves an...d their descendants.Read more
By Poplack, Shana
This book focuses on the process of lexical borrowing: how bilinguals introduce and adapt foreign items into recipient-language grammatical structure; how these forms diffuse across speakers and communities; how long they persist in real time; and whether they change over the dur...ation. Building on more than three decades of original research, Shana Poplack demystifies the phenomenon of borrowing as practiced by bilinguals in the context of their speech communities.Read more
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By Mufwene, Salikoko S.; Series edited by Chaudenson, Robert; Kachru, Braj B.; Milroy, Lesley; Poplack, Shana
This major new work explores the development of creoles and other new languages.
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