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
Sitting there with that student, eager to share this knowledge, I said that he was consistently not using s's to show possession and in subject-verb agreement, and that such forms are a dialect feature of African American English
African American English
(AAE, also called African American Vernacular English, AAVE) constitutes a major dialect of English spoken in the United States.
However, in agreement with Wassink and Curzan's (2004) call for commonality, the present study will use African American English
and Standard American English terminologies, which are the current norm in the research literature.
One of the more commonly encountered dialectal variations in the United States is African American English
Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English
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.
Isolation within isolation: A solitary century 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.