Black Vernacular English


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Synonyms for Black Vernacular English

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

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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.