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ERIC Number: EJ423073
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
There's No Tense Like the Present: Verbal -s Inflection in Early Black English.
Poplack, Shana; Tagliamonte, Sali
Language Variation and Change, v1 n1 p47-84 1989
An analysis of the linguistic and social contexts of the occurrence of verbal "-s" marking in early Black English, within a historical and comparative perspective, shows that both third person singular and nonconcord "-s" are subject to regular, parallel environmental conditioning. (68 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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