Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect

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University of South Carolina Press, 1949 - Foreign Language Study - 321 pages
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A unique creole language spoken on the coastal islands and adjacent mainland of South Carolina and Georgia, Gullah existed as an isolated and largely ignored linguistic phenomenon until the publication of Lorenzo Dow Turner's landmark volume Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. In his classic treatise, Turner, the first professionally trained African American linguist, focused on a people whose language had long been misunderstood, lifted a shroud that had obscured the true history of Gullah, and demonstrated that it drew important linguistic features directly from the languages of West Africa. Initially published in 1949, this groundbreaking work of Afrocentric scholarship opened American minds to a little-known culture while initiating a means for the Gullah people to reclaim and value their past. The book presents a reference point for today's discussions about ever-present language varieties, Ebonics, and education, offering important reminders about the subtleties and power of racial and cultural prejudice.

In their introduction to the volume, Katherine Wyly Mille and Michael B. Montgomery set the text in its sociolinguistic context, explore recent developments in the celebration of Gullah culture, and honor Turner with a recounting of his life and scholarly accomplishments.

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Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect
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Gullah language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Turner published his findings in a classic work called Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect (1949). His book, now in its 4th edition, was most recently ...
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Turner's Work on the Dialect of the People of the Gullah Islands
Turner writes on page ix in the Preface to the first edition of Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect that his interviews were made with a great many Gullah ...
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Outside interest is growing rapidly, too: Lorenzo Dow Turner's "Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect" was reprinted this year, decades after first publication. ...
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LORENZO DOW TURNER
1949 publication of Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect, no reputable scholar could deny. the African provenance of Gullah culture. ...
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Gullah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
See M. Crum, Gullah (1940); ld Turner, Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect (1973). 2. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. ...
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About the author (1949)

Turner was a professor of English and linguistics and a pioneer in the study of African contributions to global culture. Among his many achievements, he was the first full-time African American professor at Roosevelt College in Chicago, held a Fullbright lectureship to Nigeria, conducted extensive linguistic fieldwork in African countries, and helped to establish Peace Corps programs in Africa.

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