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Title:On the relation of Atlantic English creole phonology to submerged rhyme in US vernacular Black English
Author:Wald, Benji
Periodical:Ba Shiru
Geographic terms:Liberia
United States
Subject:Pidgin English
Abstract:This paper fits into a larger framework of discussion of the Atlantic Creole heritage of Vernacular Black English (VBE) In the United States. In particular, discussion here relates what the VBE tradition of rhyme reveals about certain aspects of VBE phonology to what is currently known and thought about the same aspects of English spoken in other Afro-American and African communities in the Atlantic area. The order of discussion is the concepts of VBE and Atlantic Creole; submerged rhyme in VBE verse tradition: comparison with features of some Atlantic Creoles; conclusions about the relationship of these features between VBE and the Atlantic Creoles with special reference to vernacular Liberian English. Notes, ref., tab.