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Author Barber, Felicia Raphael Marie, 1975- author.

Title A new perspective for the use of dialect in African American spirituals : history, context, and linguistics / Felicia Raphael Marie Barber ; foreword by André J. Thomas.

Publication Info. Lanham : Lexington Books, [2021]

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Description xxiii, 251 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Sociolinguistics : It is a Matter of Perception -- Acquisition of Languages Established as a Result of the African Diaspora -- Establishing Performance Practice Part I : Researchers in the Field of Dialect -- Establishing Performance Practice Part II : Dialect Employed in the Text settings of Spirituals by three early arrangers -- Establishing Performance Practice Part III : Aural History Transcriptions of Early Sound Recordings -- Score Analysis : Dialect Reflected in Early Transcriptions and Arrangements -- Research Findings Regarding Use of AAE Dialect in Spirituals : A Practical Application -- Moving Forward : Insight from Modern Arrangers and Next Steps.
Summary "Perfect for conductors and performers alike, this book traces the history of African American English (AAE), its use in African-American Spirituals, and the sociolinguistic impact of the dialect in the United States. The author also synthesizes research on the topic from the past century with application guidelines for teachers and performers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Spirituals (Songs) -- History and criticism.
Black English.
Black English.
Spirituals (Songs)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Thomas, André J. (André Jerome), 1952- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Online version: Barber, Felicia Raphael Marie, 1975- New perspective for the use of dialect in African American spirituals Lanham : Lexington Books, 2021 9781793635358 (DLC) 2021032392
ISBN 9781793635341 hardcover
179363534X hardcover
9781793635358 electronic book