Some structural consequences of diffusion

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleSome structural consequences of diffusion Author(S)Patricia Cukor-Avila (Author)
Abstract  This study investigates the diffusion and structural adaptation of quotative be like into a rural African American speech community. The data come from a longitudinal corpus of recordings (1988–2010) with rural African American Vernacular English (AAVE) speakers born between 1894–2002. Previous research suggests other innovative AAVE features have diffused into this community from neighboring urban areas (Cukor-Avila 1995, 2001; Cukor-Avila & Bailey 1995b, 1996) ...Paginationp615-640
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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