African American English in the Diaspora / Edition 1

African American English in the Diaspora / Edition 1

by Shana Poplack
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631212663

ISBN-13: 2900631212668

Pub. Date: 10/16/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This provocative volume investigates the origins of contemporary African American Vernacular English (AAVE), one of the oldest, yet unsolved, questions in sociolinguistics.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900631212668
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/16/2001
Series:
Language in Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Series Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

2. African Americans in the Samaná 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.

References.

Index.

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