African American English

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Synonyms for African American English

a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States

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African American English: A Linguistic Introduction.
Whereas the potential impact of African American English on the development of literacy skills is certainly worth investigating, research suggests that these studies should not be exclusively limited to African American children.
Among these one can spot words, phrases, and meanings which might have not or did not originate in American English per se, but in a sociolect known as African American English, especially within its slang level.
This study explored how a particular group of linguistically diverse beginning spellers negotiate these mismatches: Children who speak African American English (AAE).
African American English and linguistic complexity in preschool discourse: A second look.
Moreover, in written communications, which necessarily lack African American English's identifying phonological features, pragmatics is the central feature distinguishing the two "Standards" from one another.
The history of African American English (= AAE) has been a much contested playground or battlefield for linguists, especially since the 1960s.
Despite three decades of research on African American English (AAE), educational workshops aimed at improving the academic achievement, particularly the literacy achievement, of African American students still emphasize differences between Standard English and African American English.
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 .
A more specific sampling of topics: perception and processing, the role of frequency, origins of African American English, types of change, internal constraints, gender and sexuality, language acquisition, and second language acquisition.
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.
African American English (AAE, also called African American Vernacular English, AAVE) constitutes a major dialect of English spoken in the United States.
African American English: Features, evolution, educational implications.
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