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ERIC Number: ED034191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 34
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Gullah.
Smith, Reed
This study of Gullah, written in 1926 by the late Reed Smith of the University of South Carolina, relies heavily on the work of earlier researchers, notably A.E. Gonzales, then editor of "The State" and author of the Black Border stories. The first two chapters presents a historical and literary background of Gullah speakers (American Negroes living on the sea-islands and the narrow tidewater strip along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia and a small section of north-east Florida). The third and final chapter presents the author's observations on the structure of the dialect, citing various examples of morphological and phonological contrasts with standard American English (SAE), and certain archaisms, proper names, common lexical items, and proverbs, glossed in SAE. Numerous footnotes and references to sources both recent and archival are included in this work. (AMM)
Columbia, South Carolina local bookstores ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Georgia; South Carolina
Note: Reprint of Bulletin No. 190, University of South Carolina, Nov. 1, 1926