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ERIC Number: EJ423077
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Convergence with Divergence: A Sound Change in Vernacular Black English.
Denning, Keith
Language Variation and Change, v1 n2 p145-67 1989
Quantitative evidence is presented for a change in vernacular Black English (VBE) that appears to involve increasing similarities between VBE and other varieties. It is suggested that, although Black varieties and White varieties of English remain distinct and undergo certain changes separately, this need not be regarded as absolute divergence. (44 references) (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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