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The African Diaspora and Language: Movement, Borrowing, and Return

Maureen Warner-Lewis

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Nowhere in the Americas is any African language used for routine communicative purposes. But fossilized spoken texts, songs, and chants are still performed for rituals, largely but not exclusively of ... More


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