Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lorenzo Dow Turner news

This link will take you to a story about a new exhibit at the Smithsonian about Lorenzo Dow Turner, called “Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Community through Language”. Turner was one of the great pioneers in understanding American language(s). He's most famous for his 1949 Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. (Most of the text is available from Google Books, here, and the book's ongoing importance is reflected in 490 citations in Google Scholar.)

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