"Situating United States African American Vernacular English in Linguistic Space" PDF FILE
Chapter 8 by David Sutcliffe Copyright Used with Permission.
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The Voices of Living History: by David Sutcliffe
A review of accounts given by 12 former slaves and one white woman - of the antebellum plantations, the Civil War and the post-war period. Taken from Sutcliffe 1998 African American Vernacular English: Origins and Issues (pages 68-95 slightly abridged). Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Reading, England.