WPA Slave Narratives and spelling

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 10 22:41:43 UTC 2006

At 2/10/2006 04:57 PM, you wrote:
>The preponderance of "gwines" in S.C. and Ark. may reflect sampling
>errors of various sorts (for all I know only one transcriber is
>behind all of them),

The authors I cited discuss sampling errors.  They also were
apparently able to uncover the identity of the transcribers.


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