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BLACK ENGLISH FEATURES IN THE ENGLISH OF U.S. HISPANIC PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

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1979
Summary:
This study attempts to discover and quantify the extent to which selected Black English features are present in the English of a group of United States Hispanic Children in south Florida. The five features are /r,l/ simplification, consonant cluster simplification, past tense verb marker reduction, copula deletion, and inverted embedded questions. The best indicators of Black English influence in the young Hispanic children's English are found to be regular past tense verb endings, third person singular present tense forms of be, words containing a preconsonantal l, present tense plural forms of be, and an words containing voiced consonant clusters, respectively. A hierarchy of factors contributing to the overall Black English influence is constructed. Relevant literature is reviewed.
Title: BLACK ENGLISH FEATURES IN THE ENGLISH OF U.S. HISPANIC PRESCHOOL CHILDREN.
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Name(s): BELLI, GREGORY CHARLES
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 100 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study attempts to discover and quantify the extent to which selected Black English features are present in the English of a group of United States Hispanic Children in south Florida. The five features are /r,l/ simplification, consonant cluster simplification, past tense verb marker reduction, copula deletion, and inverted embedded questions. The best indicators of Black English influence in the young Hispanic children's English are found to be regular past tense verb endings, third person singular present tense forms of be, words containing a preconsonantal l, present tense plural forms of be, and an words containing voiced consonant clusters, respectively. A hierarchy of factors contributing to the overall Black English influence is constructed. Relevant literature is reviewed.
Identifier: 13966 (digitool), FADT13966 (IID), fau:10789 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1979.
Subject(s): Language, Linguistics
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