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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Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect : Lorenzo Dow Turner :

Pioneering linguist Lorenzo Dow Turner also uses this afrjcanisms to discuss the distinctively Gullah way of writing. 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.

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.

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. Arranged like a dictionary, it has Gullah words on the left side of each page, and afrivanisms corresponding West African words on the right side.

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Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect

Give the gift of knowledge and support your Smithsonian Libraries this holiday season. 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.

Lorenzo Dow Turner — was a professor of English and linguistics and a pioneer in the study of African contributions to global culture.

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.

A native of the South Carolina lowcountry, gulkah now lives in Columbia. He is the editor of The Crucible of Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, c. Skip to main content. By Lorenzo Dow Turner. Fullah 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 Gullah Dialect.

This is a new edition of Turner’s original masterpiece, which was a seminal work in Afrocentric linguistics.

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Anacostia Community Museum Library. 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.

Montgomery lives in Columbia. 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.

University of South Carolina Press, c, This is a new edition of Turner’s original masterpiece, which was a seminal work in Afrocentric linguistics. Montgomery is distinguished professor emeritus of English and linguistics at the University of South Carolina. Essays in the Development of Gullah Language and Culture. Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. Africanisms in the Gullah dialect.

The book presents a reference point for today’s discussions about ever-present language varieties, Ebonics, and education. For readers today the book offers important reminders about the subtleties and power of racial and cultural prejudice.

Gullah is a language spoken by the eponymous people descended from former slaves in the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia.