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date: 01 April 2020

Turner, Lorenzo Dow locked

1895–1972 American linguist and ethnologist who identified and analyzed African survivals in African American language.
  • Lisa Clayton Robinson

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Lorenzo Dow Turner received a bachelor's degree from Howard University in 1914, a master's degree from Harvard University in 1917, and a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 1926 He taught English at several black colleges and initially became interested in linguistics after hearing the ...

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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