Item description for The Historical Evolution of Earlier African American English: An Empirical Comparison of Early Sources (Topics in English Linguistics, 38) by Alexander Kautzsch...
Based on a 500,000 word corpus of early sources collected from ex-slave narratives, ex-slave recordings, and interviews with hoodoo priests, this book reconstructs the English spoken by African Americans between 1830 and 1920. By means of detailed quantitative analyses, three linguistic features (negation patterns, copula usage, and relative marker choice) are interpreted along the lines of temporal change, regional diversity, and variation across gender. Additionally, some 300 non-standard letters written by African Americans in the 19th century are compared to the main corpus in order to identify differences between speech and writing
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110173018 ISBN13 9783110173017
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More About Alexander Kautzsch
Alexander Kautzsch was born in 1969 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Regensburg.