Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 19:04:38 -0500


Subject: Re: Gullah Bible

Thank you, Wayne, Becky and Sali for info on the Gullah Bible. With a

recommendation like that, I'm very interested in having our library

acquire it. I'd also like to know more about the Black Bible

Chronicles and the controversy/publicity on them, since whether

they're good texts or not I bet they're a fine tool for analyzing

language attitudes.

Do any of you have more details for ordering? eg, editors' or

authors' names? year of publication? address of publisher or

distributor? it would be very welcome.

It seems like this represents a new wave of Bible translation

into (post-)creole languages-- this time not by outside missionaries,

or not only (that goes back several centuries to Greenfield and the

Herrnhut manuscripts) but by the speakers, for their own use. I was

contacted last year about a project translating the Bible into Jamaican

Creole, though I have yet to see more than a few lines of it.

Thanks again,

--peter patrick