Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 19:04:38 -0500 From: "Peter L. Patrick" 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