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African American Vernacular English

Definition of the noun african american vernacular english

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noun

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

Alternative definition of the noun african american vernacular english

proper noun

  1. A variation of Modern English spoken predominately by lower socioeconomic class individuals of African descent, usually in urban or suburban surroundings in the United States.

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Google previewReadings in African American Language (2005)

Aspects, Features, and Perspectives by Nathaniel Norment

African American Vernacular English is the spoken language of African Americans. It is a language that is distinct, has rules, and is systematic. AAVE is a result of the cultural and linguistic experiences of Africans in America, and has direct as ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

Sociocultural and Historical Contextsof African American Vernacular English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

African American vernacular English (AAVE), also known as Black English vernacular (BEV) and Ebonics, is a dialect familiar to the majority of African Americans. In one sentence, speakers sometimes move back and forth from the Standard ...

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

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

African American Vernacular English (AAVE) is an ethnic variety of the language spoken in the United States by many African Americans whose African ancestors were formally colonized in America from the 16th through the 19th centuries.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

'The relationship between African American Vernacular English and White vernaculars in the American South: a sociocultural history and some phonological evidence.' In Lanehart S L ( ed.).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Linguistics (2013)

by Philipp Strazny

Volume 1 A Acoustic Phonetics Acquisition Acquisition Theories Aerodynamics of the Vocal Tract Affixation African American Vernacular English Afroasiatic Age and Language Agreement Ainu Akan and Nyo Languages Albanian Algeria ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

The resemblances persisted to a great degree throughout the twentieth century, but the same century saw African American Vernacular English (AAVE) diverge some from Southern Vernacular English (SVE) and diverge considerably from ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History (2010)

by Leslie Alexander

African American Vernacular English (AAVE), and Ebonics, Black English is spoken by many but not all African Americans. Approximately 80–90 percent of ...

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

by Leslie M Alexander, Walter C. Rucker Jr.

African American Vernacular English (AAVE), and Ebonics, Black English is spoken by many but not all African Americans. Approximately 80–90 percent of ...

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