Black English Vernacular

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Synonyms for Black English Vernacular

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

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Case studies of the acquisition of standard American English by speakers of Black English Vernacular .
Her discussions of Black English vernacular and folk culture are a strength of the text.
Lee identifies an additional problem in pointing out that, when Zora Neale Hurston's novels and short stories first appeared in the mid-1930s, capturing the authentic conventions and cadences of Black English Vernacular (BEV), such black literary legends as James Weldon Johnson and Richard Wright took her to task for using BEV in her writing.