African-American Vernacular English


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African-American Vernacular English

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(Languages) a dialect of English typically spoken by working-class African-Americans. Abbreviation: AAVE Also called: ebonics
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Later chapters cover the general American accent, the Midwest, the South, African-American vernacular English, Caribbean and Hispanic accents, urban accents of four major cities, and Canadian English and French accents.
This finding reveals a cyclic pattern in the use of African-American vernacular English that no one expected to see during children's language development," said Janneke Van Hofwegen, a research associate at NC State and co-author of the study.
Some Aspects of African-American Vernacular English Phonology.

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