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ERIC Number: ED108229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Linguistic Factors in the Realization of the Copula: Suggestions for Investigation in Black English.
Pfaff, Carol W.
Four realizations of the copula occur in English, two in both Anglo and Black English and two in Black English and in some varieties of Anglo English but not in standard English. This paper describes the use of the copula in English and identifies the phonological, syntactic, and semantic factors which are believed to condition its realization in Anglo and Black English. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.