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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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 ...
African 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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