By Natalia Brouwers
For years, linguists observed Gullah as a dialect of normal English, yet within the Forties, as African-American linguist Lorenzo Turner researched African languages, it turned obvious that Gullah did certainly have its roots in Africa. Following Turner’s ground-breaking examine, a number of different linguists thought of an curiosity in examine of the adaptation. One such linguist and professor who could be extra mentioned during this paper is Salikoko Mufwene, a local speaker of numerous Bantu languages originating from the Congo. apart from the learn of Turner and Mufwene, this paper also will clarify the origins and background of Gullah, its phonology, its grammatical buildings, and the threats of the extinction of Gullah.
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