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College of Liberal Art & Sciences » English » Faculty
Walter Edwards
Walter Edwards, Professor
Office#
2226 FAB
Research Area
Sociolinguistics, dialectology
Phone
(313) 577-5471
Fax
(313) -577-2843
Email
walter.edwards@wayne.edu
WebSite
clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/walter-edwards

Area of Specialization
Sociolinguistic analysis; pidgin and Creole linguistics; African American English (AAE) linguistics; ethnography of speaking; American dialectology

Education

B.A., English Literature, University of Guyana, 1969
M.A., Linguistics, University of Lancaster, England, 1971
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of York, England, 1975

Representative Publications

Morpho-syntactic acculturation at the rural/urban interface in Guyana, American Speech 65.2, 1990, pp. 99-113

A comparative study of aspectual don in creole and Black English, and other contributions in: Walter Edwards and Donald Winford (eds.)
Verb Phrase Patterns in Creole and Black English, Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1991.

Sociolinguistic behavior in a Detroit Inner-city Black neighborhood, Language in Society 21, 1992, pp. 93-115.

Publications Available Through Amazon.com

Verb Phrase Patterns in Black English and Creole

English
5057 Woodward Suite 9408
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 577-2450
Fax: (313) 577-8618
Website: clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/english
Email: english@wayne.edu