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African American English in the Mississippi Delta: A Case Study of Copula Absence and r-Lessness in the Speech of African American Women in Coahoma County  

Rose Wilkerson

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
The chapter presents a quantitative analysis of copula absence and /r/-lessness of African American English (AAE) by African American women in Coahoma County located in the Mississippi ... More

African American Language in New York City  

Renée A. Blake, Cara Shousterman, and Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
The ever-increasing numbers of second generation West Indian Americans affects the ethnic landscape and raises the question of what is African American Language in New York City today? In ... More

African American Language in Pittsburgh and the Lower Susquehanna Valley  

Jennifer Bloomquist and Shelome Gooden

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
This chapter examines variation in the North Midlands African American Language (AAL) varieties in Pittsburgh and the Lower Susquehanna Valley (LSV). The focus is on phonological/phonetic, ... More

African American Phonology in a Philadelphia Community  

William Labov and Sabriya Fisher

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
An analysis of the vowel systems of 36 African American speakers in the Philadelphia Neighborhood Corpus compares their development over the 20th century with that of the larger community. ... More

African American Vernacular English in California: Over Four Decades of Vibrant Variationist Research  

John R. Rickford

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
Research in California has played a significant role in our understanding of variability in African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and its features since the late 1960s, beginning with ... More

African American Voices in Atlanta  

William A. Kretzschmar Jr.

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
Survey research in Atlanta suggests that the usual national generalizations about race and language need to be examined in the light of local evidence. Recordings of interviews with a ... More

Arabic Dialectology  

Peter Behnstedt and Manfred Woidich

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Geographically, Arabic is one of the most widespread languages of the world, and Arabic dialects are spoken in an unbroken expanse from western Iran to Mauritania and Morocco and from Oman ... More

Orality, Culture, And Language  

Clive Holes

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article explores the relationship between linguistic form and function in the varying cultural landscapes of the contemporary Arabic-speaking world, including spontaneous speech, the ... More

The Place of Gullah in the African American Linguistic Continuum  

Tracey L. Weldon and Simanique Moody

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
Gullah (also known as Geechee or Sea Island Creole) is an African American Language (AAL) variety spoken along the coast and Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia. However, the nature ... More

Regionality in the Development of African American English  

Walt Wolfram and Mary E. Kohn

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
A focus on a core set of basilectal structures in non-Southern urban communities obscured regional variation in early sociolinguistic studies of African American English (AAE). However, ... More

Rural Texas African American Vernacular English  

Patricia Cukor-Avila and Guy Bailey

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
This chapter explores rural African American Vernacular English (AAVE) both as the variety from which urban AAVE developed and as a variety that more recently has been influenced by urban ... More

Sociolinguistics  

Yahya Modarresi

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
The present chapter is an overview of sociolinguistic studies in the Persian-speaking territory with an emphasis on Iran and is divided into two general parts. In the first part, different ... More

Sociolinguistics  

Enam Al-Wer

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article provides a critical overview of the application of sociolinguistic principles, methods, and analysis to Arabic data with reference to research conducted over the past three ... More

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