Category Archives: descriptive linguistics

More Gullah

At the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference on Linguistics, which was held at the College of Charleston last week, I was invited to give the keynote address. My presentation Friday evening was called “An Inside Look at Gullah: What … Continue reading

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We is different

When it comes to translating the Bible, you expect there to be times when you can’t find a convenient word to use in the language you are translating into. There are various solutions to try in such situations, one of … Continue reading

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Bwaatye translation and linguistics

This is the benediction from Jude verses 24-25 in Bwaatye. Jude is one of the books that we worked on when I was doing a consultant check of ten books of the New Testament, including the four shortest books in … Continue reading

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Frankly Speaking

In August I was in Nassau, Bahamas, to participate in a biennial meeting of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics. I have been part of the SCL for 30 years now. En route, at the Atlanta airport, I ran across a … Continue reading

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TOTAL It Up!

Twice this summer I again helped teach an intensive, one-week course called TOTAL It Up! for students who come from the southeast region of the U.S. and around the country to learn about the kind of language and translation programs we … Continue reading

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