African American Vernacular English

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Synonyms for African American Vernacular English

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

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Nevertheless, I point again to Adams who claims that the act of borrowing African-American slang "in itself rebels against the white-dominated status quo" (63).
Spears, and Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang, edited by Clarence Major.
Back talk, as Clarence Major defines it in Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang (Penguin, 1994), in southern parlance, means "to rebuff, to repel" (15).
And only Tomas can stop them, time-traveling to a strange world of skateboard punks and African-American slang (really - that's the best this movie can do to underscore he's out of his element).
25] Clarence Major's Juba to Jive: a Dictionary of African-American Slang incorporates and identifies jazz slang terms in the broadest context.
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