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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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)?
The history of African American English (= AAE) has been a much contested playground or battlefield for linguists, especially since the 1960s.
Wilson has a sharp ear for the lyrical, musical, and rhythmic cadence of African American English, which, according to Sarah Webster Fabio, "is direct, creative, intelligent communication .
Among the topics are bilingualism and identity among immigrant and German-background children, Asian American girls who speak African American English, language choice and identity issues among Surinamese-Hindustani women in Amsterdam, and multilingual identities and loss of first language by US Americans in Germany.
Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English.
Focusing on the student and his or her language, attitudes toward education, and successes and difficulties with writing, a group of educators from universities in the US address the role of Standard American English as a typically privileged language, the importance of understanding the grammar and rhetoric of African American English, the effects of evaluation on student writers, and strategies and approaches that can help instructors and students, such as using popular music.
Meier (language and literacy, Wheelock College) presents a text abut effective literacy instruction for children in grades K through 4 who use the language variety referred to by many contemporary linguists as African American English, which the author identifies as Black Communications (BC).

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