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).
Conspicuously absent in Annie Eliza's speech is the usual reduction in Southern black vernacular English of -ing suffixes, as in singing to singin, and only infrequent uses of the uninflected form of the verb to be in a position in which a Standard English speaker would use an inflected form.