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Black English in Britain in the Eighteenth Century

David Paisey (notes)

Abstract

In eighteenth-century Britain, several works of imaginative literature by white authors included black characters speaking the form of English, largely a British West Indian creole, which would have been heard in everyday real life from members of the growing black population; samples are presented in chronological order.

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