Language in the African Diaspora: The Case of Samaná English

  • Charles DeBose


The focus of the previous chapter on conflicting claims of Anglicist and creolist scholars as to what best accounts for how African American language differs from other varieties of American language is balanced by a contrasting focus in this chapter on approaches to the history of African American language that emphasize what it has in common with other language varieties to which it is thought to be genetically related.


Dominican Republic Childhood Bilingualism Language Shift Contrasting Focus Original Immigrant 
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© Charles E. DeBose 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles DeBose
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  1. 1.California State UniversityUSA

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