The Resource The emergence of Black English : text and commentary, edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila, (electronic resource)

The emergence of Black English : text and commentary, edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila, (electronic resource)

Label
The emergence of Black English : text and commentary
Title
The emergence of Black English
Title remainder
text and commentary
Statement of responsibility
edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Debate over the evolution of Black English Vernacular (BEV) has permeated Afro-American studies, creole linguistics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics for a quarter of a century with little sign of a satisfactory resolution, primarily because evidence that bears directly on the earlier stages of BEV is sparse. This book brings together 11 transcripts of mechanical recordings of interviews with former slaves born well over a century ago. It attempts to make this crucial source of data as widely known as possible and to explore its importance for the study of Black English Vernacular in view of
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
427/.97308996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PE3102.N4
LC item number
E44 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bailey, Guy
  • Maynor, Natalie
  • Cukor-Avila, Patricia
Series statement
Creole language library,
Series volume
v. 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black English
  • English language
  • Creole dialects, English
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Black English
  • Americanisms
Label
The emergence of Black English : text and commentary, edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-349)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • THE EMERGENCE OF BLACK ENGLISH; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; The Contents of the Collection; The Reliability and Validity of the Collection as Linguistic Data; Conduct of the Fieldwork; Composition of the Transcripts; The Interpretation of the Recordings and Transcripts; NOTES; TEXTS; Wallace Quarterman; Fountain Hughes; Uncle Billy McCrea; Uncle Bob Ledbetter; Joe McDonald and Woman; Isom Moseley; Alice Gaston; Laura Smalley; Harriet Smith; Celia Black; Charlie Smith; COMMENTARY
  • Speaking of Slavery: The Historical Value Of the Recordings With Former Slaves The Tapes as History; The Tapes and the Interview Process; Slave Narratives, Slave Culture, and the Slave Experience; Slaves As Chattel; Slave Attitudes Toward Masters; Slave Duties and Occupations; Folk Material Culture and Crafts; Folk Narratives; The Religious Experience; Recreation; The Yankee Soldiers Remembered; The Post-Slavery Experience; Summary and Conclusions; Songs, Sermons, and Life-Stories: The Legacy of the Ex-Slave Narrati ves; Introduction; Interviewing the Interviewer; Social Situation in the 1930s
  • Conclusion The Linguistic Value of the Ex-Slave Recordings; Problems With Conduct of the Interviews; Problems With Reliability of the Data; Problems with Quality of the Data; Left Dislocation; Relative Pronouns; Comparison To Gullah; Summary; NOTES; Representativeness and Reliability of the Ex-Slave Narrative Materials, With Special Reference to Wallace Quarterman's Recording and Transcript; Introduction; Representativeness; Reliability; The Quarterman Tanscript; Changes That Make a Qualitative Difference; Changes That Make a Quantitative Difference; Summary and Conclusion; NOTES; Appendix
  • Is Gullah Decreolizing? A Comparison of a Speech Sample of the 1930's With a Sample of the 1980's1. Introduction; 2. The Data; 3. The Morphosyntax of Quarterman's Gullah; 3.1 Quarterman's Speech is Just Mesolectal; 3.2 Gullah Is Not Decreolizing; 4. Conclusion and Some Reflections; NOTES; The Atlantic Creoles and the Language of the Ex-Slave Recordings; 1. The Verb Phrase; 1.1 Creole Unmarked/Anterior versus English Present/Past; 1.2 Progressive and Habitual Aspect; 1.3 Completive Aspect; 2. Forms of be; 3. The Noun Phrase; 4. Pronouns; 5. Prepositions; 6. Word Order; 7. Lexical Items
  • 8. Conclusion NOTES; Liberian Settler English and the Ex-Slave Recordings: A Comparative Study; 1.1 The Liberian Settlers' New World Roots; 1.2 Three LSE Speakers; 2.1 The Verb System: Aspect; 2.2 The Verb System: The Copula; 2.3 The Verb System: done and ain't; 3.1 Variation in Plural Marking; 3.2 Plural Marking in the Ex-Slave Recordings and LSE; 4. Conclusion; NOTES; Appendix A; Appendix B; There's No Tense Like the Present: Verbal -s Inflection in Early Black English; 1.0. Introduction; 2.0. Previous analyses of black English -s; 2.1. Hypercorrection; 2.2. Aspectual marker
  • 2.3. Verbal agreement marker
Extent
1 online resource (362 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027277831
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000064057
  • (EBL)795695
  • (OCoLC)772233169
  • (SSID)ssj0000536172
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11371189
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000536172
  • (PQKBWorkID)10546122
  • (PQKB)11562358
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC795695
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000064057
Label
The emergence of Black English : text and commentary, edited by Guy Bailey, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-349)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • THE EMERGENCE OF BLACK ENGLISH; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; The Contents of the Collection; The Reliability and Validity of the Collection as Linguistic Data; Conduct of the Fieldwork; Composition of the Transcripts; The Interpretation of the Recordings and Transcripts; NOTES; TEXTS; Wallace Quarterman; Fountain Hughes; Uncle Billy McCrea; Uncle Bob Ledbetter; Joe McDonald and Woman; Isom Moseley; Alice Gaston; Laura Smalley; Harriet Smith; Celia Black; Charlie Smith; COMMENTARY
  • Speaking of Slavery: The Historical Value Of the Recordings With Former Slaves The Tapes as History; The Tapes and the Interview Process; Slave Narratives, Slave Culture, and the Slave Experience; Slaves As Chattel; Slave Attitudes Toward Masters; Slave Duties and Occupations; Folk Material Culture and Crafts; Folk Narratives; The Religious Experience; Recreation; The Yankee Soldiers Remembered; The Post-Slavery Experience; Summary and Conclusions; Songs, Sermons, and Life-Stories: The Legacy of the Ex-Slave Narrati ves; Introduction; Interviewing the Interviewer; Social Situation in the 1930s
  • Conclusion The Linguistic Value of the Ex-Slave Recordings; Problems With Conduct of the Interviews; Problems With Reliability of the Data; Problems with Quality of the Data; Left Dislocation; Relative Pronouns; Comparison To Gullah; Summary; NOTES; Representativeness and Reliability of the Ex-Slave Narrative Materials, With Special Reference to Wallace Quarterman's Recording and Transcript; Introduction; Representativeness; Reliability; The Quarterman Tanscript; Changes That Make a Qualitative Difference; Changes That Make a Quantitative Difference; Summary and Conclusion; NOTES; Appendix
  • Is Gullah Decreolizing? A Comparison of a Speech Sample of the 1930's With a Sample of the 1980's1. Introduction; 2. The Data; 3. The Morphosyntax of Quarterman's Gullah; 3.1 Quarterman's Speech is Just Mesolectal; 3.2 Gullah Is Not Decreolizing; 4. Conclusion and Some Reflections; NOTES; The Atlantic Creoles and the Language of the Ex-Slave Recordings; 1. The Verb Phrase; 1.1 Creole Unmarked/Anterior versus English Present/Past; 1.2 Progressive and Habitual Aspect; 1.3 Completive Aspect; 2. Forms of be; 3. The Noun Phrase; 4. Pronouns; 5. Prepositions; 6. Word Order; 7. Lexical Items
  • 8. Conclusion NOTES; Liberian Settler English and the Ex-Slave Recordings: A Comparative Study; 1.1 The Liberian Settlers' New World Roots; 1.2 Three LSE Speakers; 2.1 The Verb System: Aspect; 2.2 The Verb System: The Copula; 2.3 The Verb System: done and ain't; 3.1 Variation in Plural Marking; 3.2 Plural Marking in the Ex-Slave Recordings and LSE; 4. Conclusion; NOTES; Appendix A; Appendix B; There's No Tense Like the Present: Verbal -s Inflection in Early Black English; 1.0. Introduction; 2.0. Previous analyses of black English -s; 2.1. Hypercorrection; 2.2. Aspectual marker
  • 2.3. Verbal agreement marker
Extent
1 online resource (362 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027277831
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000064057
  • (EBL)795695
  • (OCoLC)772233169
  • (SSID)ssj0000536172
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11371189
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000536172
  • (PQKBWorkID)10546122
  • (PQKB)11562358
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC795695
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000064057

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