ERIC Number: EJ226757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
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The Gullah Dialect Revisited: A Note on Linguistic Acculturation.
Johnson, Guy B.
Journal of Black Studies, v10 n4 p417-24 Jun 1980
Criticizes Herskovit's "Myth of the Negro Past" and Turner's "Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect" for their emphasis on trait diffusion, lack of any index of relative linguistic significance of specific items, failure to assess the importance of the dominant White culture, and failure to maintain historical and cultural perspective. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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