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ERIC Number: EJ544595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Defining the Envelope of Linguistic Variation: The Case of "Don't Count" Forms in the Copula Analysis of African American Vernacular English.
Blake, Renee
Language Variation and Change, v9 n1 p57-79 1997
Proposes a set of copula forms that should be set aside from variable analysis as instances of "don't count" (DC) forms to allow for systematic comparisons among studies of the English language. Reviews the major alternative descriptions of DC copula cases in the literature and analyzes the behavior of the traditional DC categories. (29 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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