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African American English in the Diaspora / Edition 1

African American English in the Diaspora / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9780631212669
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Series: Language in Society Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

Series Preface.


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 ofAfrican American English.



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