African American English in the Diaspora / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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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.
About the Author
Shana Poplack is Professor and Canada Research Chair inLinguistics and Director of the Sociolinguistics Laboratory at theUniversity of Ottawa. An expert in linguistic variation theory andits application to diverse areas of language contact, she haspublished widely on code-switching, Hispanic linguistics, CanadianFrench, and numerous aspects of African American English. She iseditor of The English History of African American English(Blackwell 1999).
Sali Tagliamonte is based at the University of Toronto.Her research focuses on morph-syntactic variation and change in theevolution of English. Currently she is investigating Britishdialects and conducting cross-variety comparisons amongst Britishand North American dialects.
Table of Contents
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
2. African Americans in the Samaná Peninsula.
3. African Americans in Nova Scotia: Settlement and Data.
4. External Controls.
6. The Past Tense.
7. The Present Tense.
8. The Future Tense.
9. Conclusions: An Essay on the Origins and Development ofAfrican American English.