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Message 1: Gullah Conference

Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 22:31:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul D. Fallon <pfallonpaprika.mwc.edu>
Subject: Gullah Conference

 Gullah: A Linguistic Legacy of Africans in America
 A Conference on the 50th Anniversary of
 _Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect_

Friday, November 3, 2000
Howard University Blackburn Center

8-8:45 Late registration and coffee

8:45-9:10 Opening Remarks

9:10-10:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS--morning
 John R. Rickford, Stanford University
 "American Fruit with African and Creole Roots: The
 Linguistic and Cultural Significance of the South Carolina
 and Georgia Sea Islands, and of Lorenzo Dow Turner's
 Research Thereon."

10:10-10:30 Margaret Wade-Lewis, SUNY New Paltz
 "The Contribution of Lorenzo Dow Turner to African
		Linguistics Revisited"

10:30-10:50 Patricia C. Nichols, San Jose State University
 "Gullah and Cultural Identity"

10:50-11:10 Coffee Break

11:10-11:30 Rudolph C. Troike, University of Arizona
 "Joel Chandler Harris' Gullah Texts"

11:30-11:50 William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.
 "Gullah Online: The Turner Interviews"

11:50-1:10 LUNCH BREAK


12:00-1:00 John R. Rickford and Russell J. Rickford will sign their
 book _Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English_

1:10-2:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS--afternoon
 Salikoko S. Mufwene, University of Chicago
 "Lorenzo Dow Turner: A Substratist or a Misunderstood
 Pioneer?"

2:10-2:30 John Victor Singler, New York University
 "Family Tree can Bend but it can Never Break: On the
 Relationship of Gullah to the Liberian Settler English of
 Sinoe"

2:30-2:50 Dudley K. Nylander, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone
 "Krio and the Gullah Connection Revisited"

2:50-3:10 David Sutcliffe, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
 "Did Gullah Go West?: 19th Century Evidence in 20th
 Century Recordings"

3:10-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-3:50 Tracey L. Weldon, University of South Carolina
 "The Gullah Copula: A Comprehensive Analysis"

3:50-4:10 Sheri Pargman, University of Chicago
 "Aspect markers in Gullah and Periphrastic do in English
 Dialects: Another Look at the Evidence"

4:10-4:30 Victoria Massey, Howard University
 "Stressed BEEN in Gullah and in African American
 Vernacular English"

4:30-4:50 Betsy Barry, University of Georgia
 "Sociolinguistic Variation in Turner's Gullah Data"

4:50-5:10 Thomas B. Klein and Meta Y. Harris, University of
 Manchester
 "Sound Structure in Gullah: The Narratives in Turner's
 _Africanisms_ as a Linguistic Resource"

5:10-5:30 Susan Tamasi, University of Georgia
 "A Phonological Look into Gullah"

5:30-7:00 Reception

This conference is sponsored by a grant from the Provost's Funds for
Academic Excellence.


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REGISTRATION for Gullah: A Linguistic Legacy of Africans in America


Name:
______________________________________________________________________

Affiliation:
___________________________________________________________________

Please check one box:

 O Student $20

 O Faculty/Other $30

The Conference is free for all Howard University students, faculty, and
staff (with ID).

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Please send in your registration by Oct. 23, 2000 or earlier.
Please make checks payable to "Howard University Academic Excellence
Program" and send them and the form to:

 Dr. Paul D. Fallon
 Dept. of English
 248 Locke Hall
 Howard University
 2441 6th St., NW
 Washington, DC 20059

A block of rooms at the Carlyle Suites, located near Dupont Circle between
Q and R Streets at 1731 New Hamphsire Ave, NW., in Washington, DC has been
reserved until October 3, 2000. The discount rates are $109 for a
single, and $119 for a double (plus 14.5% tax). Please make your own
reservations by calling 1-(800) 964-5377 and ask for the "Gullah
Conference" group rate.

If you have any questions, preferably email pfallonhoward.edu, or call
(202) 806-5611.

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Paul D. Fallon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Linguistics and English
Dept. of English		
248 Locke Hall		(202) 806-6708 (fax)
Howard University	(202) 806-6730 (dept.)
2441 6th St., NW	(202) 806-5611 (office)
Washington, DC 20059	pfallonhoward.edu or: pfallonpaprika.mwc.edu
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