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Butters, Ronald R. 1989. The death of Black English: Divergence and convergence in black and white vernaculars. (Bamberger Beiträge zur englischen Sprachwissenschaft 25). Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Peter Lang. xii + 227 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This analysis of two competing hypotheses regarding the development of Black English Vernacular as compared to White English Vernacular, i.e. the divergence and the convergence hypothesis, states that there are both diverging and converging elements.

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