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  1. Paul D. Fallon, Gullah Conference

Message 1: Gullah Conference

Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 22:31:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Paul D. Fallon <>
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

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

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
 "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.

REGISTRATION for Gullah: A Linguistic Legacy of Africans in America



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).


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, 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 or:
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