Publication details [#46779]

Kautzsch, Alexander. 2002. The Historical Evolution of Earlier African American English. An Empirical Comparison of Early Sources. (Topics in English Linguistics 38). Berlin: De Gruyter. XV+335 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


Drawing on a word corpus of early Early African American English sources, collected from ex-slave narratives, recordings, and interviews with hoodoo priests, this book presents a reconstruction of the English spoken by African Americans between 1830 and 1920.