African American English


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African American English

n. Abbr. AAE
Any of the varieties of English spoken by African Americans, especially any of the vernacular varieties spoken in informal contexts. See Note at Black English.
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Noun1.African American English - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
American English, American language, American - the English language as used in the United States
gangsta - (Black English) a member of a youth gang
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Researchers studied African American English extensively after a verdict was reached in what later became known as the Ann Arbor decision (Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School Children et al.
Ian Roberts reflects on the social and particularly linguist situation of Caribbean children in North America, while John and Angela Rickford discuss the merits of a new reader for African American children to be adopted by the California Department of Education, and outline the way the contrastive approach can be applied to sensitively and effectively raise students' awareness about the differences between African American English and standard English.
The authors have organized the main body of their text in six chapters devoted to geography, demography, and culture; phonetics and phonology; morphology and syntax; lexis and discourse; African American English in Pittsburgh, the history and trajectory of the regional Pittsburgh dialect, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
In this volume, the authors propose that African American English students should be allowed to blend African American language styles with Standard English using code-meshing as an alternative to switching between them according to the setting and audience.
More specifically, the authors have concentrated on the borrowings of words, phrases and meanings from a sociolect known as African American English to the language of Polish youngsters.
It continues to play a critical role in tracing African naming practices in Gullah and African American English historically (Baird & Twining 1991, Holloway 2005).
This study explored the spelling skills of African American second graders who produced African American English (AAE) features in speech.
The week before I had learned in my linguistics class that "dropped s's" are a dialect feature of African American English.
and the beauty involved in traversing" the "ghetto streets" of youth than the dialect of African American English (273)?
One such variation is African American English (AAE), a unique historical, cultural, linguistic system spoken by many African Americans.
This study compared phonological features of African American English speakers at 3 grade levels: preschool, elementary school, and middle school.
Nevertheless, the use of distinctively African American pragmatic features characterizes both African-American Vernacular English and Standard African American English, and, accordingly, a complete description of Standard African-American English must include a description of these features.

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