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African American English
Transcript of African American English
Phonology of AAE
Non-rhotic (syllable-final /r/
is not pronounced)
ca [ka:], party [pa:ti]
Frequent deletion of final /l/,
particularly after labials.
help [hep], he'll be home [hi bi ho:m]
Reduction of word-final clusters
test [tes], desk [des], looked [luk]
hardening of the initial /ð/
to either [d] dental stop or
[d] (alveolar stop)
this [dis], there [dɛ:]
5. Neutralization of [i] and
[ɛ] before Nasals
AAE shares with many regional dialects
the lack of any distinction between /I/ and
/ɛ/ before nasal consonants, producing
identical pronunciations of
pin and pen
bin and Ben
tin and ten
6. /ɔj/ /ɔ/
Another change has reduced the
diphthong /ɔj/ (particularly before
/l/) to the simple vowel [ɔ] without
the glide, so that boil and boy are
7. Loss of Interdental
A regular feature is the change
of a /θ/ to /f/ and /ð/ to /v/.
Morphology and Syntax
1. Double Negatives
Multiple negations are common
- He don't know nothing.
- I ain't goin' to give nothing'
2. Existential 'there' is replaced
It ain't no football pitch a school.
3. Deletion of the Verb "Be"
4. Habitual "Be"
5. Plurals are not marked if
preceded by numerals.
He here for three year now.
6. The genitive is not necessarily
marked with /s/ (as position is
sufficient to indicate this category).
I drove my brother car.
7. "Like to" has often the
meaning of "almost".
She like to fell out the window.
- What is happening in English
Sept.2005, Issue 40) English
- An Introduction to Language.
Fromkin, V. & Rodman, R. (Sixth Edition)
AFRICAN AMERICAN ENGLISH
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SCHOOL: Graceville National High School
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African American English
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History of AAE
The Brunei – U.S.
"September 18, 2013"