Title, Africanisms in the Gullah dialect. Author, Lorenzo Dow Turner. Edition, illustrated, reprint. Publisher, University of Michigan Press, Original from, the. Africanisms in the Gullah dialect. Front Cover. Lorenzo Dow Turner. Arno Press, – Foreign Language Study – pages. The present text on Gullah, a dialect of a large number of Negroes in South Carolina and Georgia, is a reprint of the original volume published in by the .
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This is a new edition of Turner’s original masterpiece, which was a seminal work in Afrocentric linguistics. Among his many achievements, he was the first full-time African American professor at Roosevelt College in Chicago, held a Fulbright lectureship to Nigeria, conducted extensive linguistic fieldwork in African countries, and helped to establish Peace Corps programs in Africa.
Montgomery lives in Columbia. Katherine Wyly Mille is an independent scholar and Fulbright professor of sociolinguistics and women’s studies in Finland and has done linguistic research on Gullah creole. He is the editor of The Crucible of Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, c.
Examining this book, a reader can easily see how the African languages changed into Gullah, a form of creole similar to that spoken in the Bahamas. Give the gift of knowledge and support your Smithsonian Libraries this holiday season. Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. Essays in the Development of Gullah Language and Culture.
Arranged like a dictionary, it has Gullah words on the left side of each page, and the corresponding West African words on the right side.
Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect
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. Initially published inthis 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.
Skip to main content. Gullah is a language spoken by the eponymous people descended from former slaves in the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. A native of the South Carolina lowcountry, she now lives in Columbia.
Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect
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. Montgomery is distinguished professor emeritus of English and linguistics at the University of South Carolina.
Africanisms in the Gullah dialect. University of South Carolina Press, c, This is a new edition of Turner’s original masterpiece, which was a seminal work in Afrocentric linguistics.
Anacostia Community Museum Library. Lorenzo Dow Turner — was a professor of English and linguistics and a pioneer in the study of African contributions to global culture.
For readers today the book offers important reminders about the subtleties and power of racial and cultural prejudice. The first—and still most important—book on Gullah language 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 Afrjcanisms Dialect.
The book presents a reference point for today’s discussions about ever-present language varieties, Ebonics, and education.
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.
Pioneering linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner also uses this book to discuss the distinctively Gullah way of writing. By Lorenzo Dow Turner.