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African American vernacular English: a sociolinguistic view


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Krolo, Tea. (2017). African American vernacular English: a sociolinguistic view. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Linguistics. [mentor Simeon, Ivana].

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This paper represents African American Vernacular English regarding the two intertwined perspectives: the linguistic one and the sociological one. It considers scientific work from many different sociolinguists, such as William Labov, John R. Rickford, etc., as well as newspaper articles which are used to support the claims about public opinion and social issues within American society. The speech of American Blacks is observed from the historical perspective, too, which explains social stratification of African American population. The paper also brings forth the sociolinguistic issues of various appellation regarding the African American Vernacular English. Some of the famous media figures that are part of African American (speech) community are also mentioned in this work, because of their influence towards understanding AAVE (African American Vernacular English).

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: African American Vernacular English, Ebonics, Sociolinguistics
Subjects: Linguistics
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Simeon, Ivana
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 13:05

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