AAVE The variety of English

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he variety of English known as AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) is spoken throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. t

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AAVEThe variety of English known as AAVE (African-American Vernacular English) is spoken throughout the United States and in some parts of Canada. This variety is spoken primarily by working-class African-Americans, particularly in urban areas. The vast majority of them are bi-dialectal in AAVE and Standard American English (StAmE) and use AAVE in appropriate social context (Edwards, 2008, p. 181). It is generally agreed that AAVE in the United States originated in the slave plantations of the antebellum south and shares a number of phonological and grammatical features with Southern dialects of American English (Edwards, 2008, p. 182). In informal speech, AAVE speakers often move the stress to the first syllable. This usually occurs in bisyllabic words, the first syllable of which is open, as in police or Detroit (Edwards, 2008, pp. 187-188). Word-final clusters such as sk and nd ar

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