Eng Hist of African American E / Edition 1

Eng Hist of African American E / Edition 1

by Shana Poplack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631212620

ISBN-13: 9780631212621

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Much scholarly work assumes that the structure of 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.

Overview

Much scholarly work assumes that the structure of 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631212621
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Language in Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables.

List of Maps.

List of Figures.

Series Editor's Preface.

Preface.

List of Abbreviations.

List of Contributors.

Introduction.

Part I. Morphophonological Variables:.

1. Rephrasing the Copula: Contraction and Zero in Early African American English: James A. Walker.

2. Reconstructing the Source of Early African American English Plural Marking: A Comparative Study of English and Creole: Shana Poplack, Sali Tagliamonte, and Ejike Eze.

Part II: Morphosyntactic Variables:.

3. Negation and the Creole-Origins Hypothesis: Evidence from Early African American English: Darin M. Howe and James A. Walker.

4. Old as; New Ecology: Viewing English through the Sociolinguistic Filter: Sali Tagliamonte and Jennifer Smith.

Part III. Syntactic Variables:.

5. The Question: Auxiliary Inversion in Early African American English: Gerard Van Herk.

6. It's All Relative: Relativization Strategies in Early African American English: Gunnel Tottie and Dawn Harvie.

Part IV: The Sociohistorical Context:.

7. Some Sociohistorical Inferences about the Development of African American English: Salikoko S. Mufwene.

Glossary.

Index.

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