Black Vernacular English


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Noun1.Black Vernacular 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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She argues that Odum's way of writing dialect does closely reproduce the phonology of Black Vernacular English (Sanders's term) and names specific rhetorical devices of speakers of BVE, such as signifying (which Gordon called "joreein'"), boasting, and rhyme, which are abundant in Odum's texts.
The book ends strongly by returning to the representation of black vernacular English, this time in the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).
Throughout the 1960's and on into the 1990's, although the appellations "Vernacular Black English", "Black Vernacular English", "Black English Vernacular" and more recently "African American Vernacular English" have gained some popularity, the most prevalent phrase used is "Black English".