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African American English

Definition of the noun african american english

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  1. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for African American English

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Google previewSista, Speak! (2010)

Black Women Kinfolk Talk about Language and Literacy by Sonja L. Lanehart

African American English is a variety of English spoken ...

Google previewThe Rocky Mountain Region (2004)

by Rick Newby

African Americans One of the most widely studied varieties of American English, African American English is a variety that originated among the slave population centered in the southern United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Education (2010)

by Kofi Lomotey

Since the late 1990s, Ebonics has often been used interchangeably with Black English, Black English Vernacular, African American English, and African American Vernacular English; however, these alternative terms are generally preferred over Ebonics by many academicians in disciplines that include linguistics, education, sociology, ...

Google previewLongman Dictionary of Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (2013)

by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt

African American English affective variable n see cognitive variable affirmative adj a grammatical construction that expresses a positive meaning, in contrast to a negative construction. The plane has arrived. (affirmative) The plane has not arrived. (negative) affix n a letter or sound, or group of letters or sounds (= a morpheme), which is added to a word, and which changes the meaning or function of the word. Affixes are bound forms that can be added: a to the beginning of a word (= a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

African American English: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge University Press. Rickford, John. 1999. African American Vernacular English. Malden, MA: Basil Blackwell. Rickford, John, and Russell Rickford. 2000.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] (2010)

by Leslie M Alexander, Walter C. Rucker Jr.

African American English (AAE), African American Vernacular English (AAVE), and Ebonics, Black English is spoken by many but not all African Americans. Approximately 80–90 percent of African Americans speak Black English as least some of the time. Because of the social nature of language development and use, Black English is also spoken by many non-African Americans who live among or identify with speakers of Black English ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

African American English: a linguistic introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diversity in Education (2012)

by James A. Banks

African American English: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge, UK, & New York: Cambridge University Press. Green, L. (2011). Language and the African American child. Cambridge, UK, & New York: Cambridge University Press. Labov, W. (1972). Language in the inner- city: Studies in the Black English vernacular. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

African American English: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. Labov, William. 1972. Language in the inner city.

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