African American English
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Definition of the noun african american english
What does african american english mean as a name of something?
- a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonyms of African American English: AAVE / African American Vernacular English / Black English / Black English Vernacular / Black Vernacular / Black Vernacular English / Ebonics
- more generic terms: American / American English / American language = the English language as used in the United States
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Sista, Speak! (2010)
Black Women Kinfolk Talk about Language and Literacy by Sonja L. Lanehart
African American English is a variety of English spoken ...
The 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...
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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
African American English: a linguistic introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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.
African American English: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. Labov, William. 1972. Language in the inner city.
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