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Title:'Narrative of a five years expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam'
1790 - Stedman - Travel journal
The Early Surinamese Creoles in the Suriname Creole Archive
Contributor (author):Stedman, John
Description:Stedman, John (1790/1796) 'Narrative of a five years expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam.' Transcriptie: Richard and Sally Price, correctie en collatie: Jacques Arends [Published in: R. Price & S. Price (1988) 'Narrative of a five years expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam.' Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press; 1796 printed version edited by R. van Lier (1972), Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press].
From 2005 to present, several scholars at the University of Amsterdam, Leiden and Nijmegen have been collaborating to build a digital archive for the related Surinamese creoles Sranan and Saramaccan, that rivals the Negerhollands database. Upon completion, the Suriname Creole Archive (SUCA) will include some 550,000 Early Sranan and Early Saramaccan tokens.
Not much background information is available on the author, but he worked as an auctioneer of books in Paramaribo from 1814 to 1821. In the preface of the book, he states that it represents the urban variety of Sranan as opposed to the rural varieties of Sranan, but that the differences between the varieties can be overcome by daily practice. Further, he states that it is intended for newcomers and those who need to be able to speak and understand Sranan in their profession. Moreover, he pleads that only those who understand Sranan will be his judges.
Identifier (URI):http://corpus1.mpi.nl/ds/imdi_browser?openpath=MPI1388162%23
Publisher:Dr. M. C. van den Berg
Centre for Language Studies
Subject:Travel journal
Sranan Tongo language
Subject (ISO639):srn


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Citation: Stedman, John. 1790. Dr. M. C. van den Berg.
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Country: Suriname
Area: Americas

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