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African American English

Definition of the noun african american english

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noun

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

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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 ...

Google previewAfrican American Psychology (2006)

From Africa to America by Faye Z Belgrave, Kevin W Allison

African American English is a systematic, rule-governed linguistic system that is spoken by many, but not all, African Americans in the United States (Washington, 1996). It is estimated that at least 80% of African Americans speak some form of ...

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. Spoken Soul: The Story of ...

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

African American English, sourcesof African American English can be traced back to forms of English whichdeveloped in the seventeenth century in the Caribbean after the slave trade had been started by Europeanpowers.Thistrade consisted ...

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.

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

African American English/ African American Vernacular English (AAE/ AAVE) Although AAE is the term more common used today, AAVE is still an acceptable term. These acronyms refer to the ...

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 ...

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

Sociolinguists and creolists have traced distinctive grammatical features of African American English to Africa and subsequent creolization processes among Africans in the Americas. Such forms as the ®habitual be ̄ of African American ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History (2010)

by Leslie Alexander

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 ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

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

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