Elizabeth Dayton’s dissertation now available in the LWAA Archive

In May, 2018, Elizabeth Dayton passed away. In honor of her memory, I have posted a copy of her much revered dissertation (from 1996): GRAMMATICAL CATEGORIES OF THE VERB IN AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR ENGLISH as a PDF in the Less Widely Available Archive (LWAA). It can also be obtained in the same format from ProQuest.

Here is a direct link to the LWAA posting for it:


About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and an MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Northern Illinois University. Currently, I work as the Full-Time Instructor at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, and first-year composition. I also work on research projects investigating variation and change in the vowel system of modern US English as it is spoken by Americans living in a variety of cities. At the moment, this includes Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Central Pennsylvania.

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