African-American Vernacular English (AAVE). Carlos Pacheco Mayra L. Vargas INGL4205 L-91. African-American Vernacular English. Is a variety of language also called Black English and Ebonics. Not all African-Americans speak AAVE. People who speak AAVE may not speak it all the time.
Mayra L. Vargas
There are two main theories about the origin of AAVE:
New Evidence since 1980s has led linguistics to reevaluate the dialectologist and the creole hypothesis. These new data include:
These new data lead to several facts:
-My ice cream’s gonna be done melted by the time we get there.
-Don’t do that ‘cause you be done messed up your clothes!
-The lil’ boy, he comes and hit me right? I hits him back now.
Phonological rules for AAVE:
Aspect is a optional way of describing whether the action is continuing or completed.
What you say makes sense in the context, but usually you are not so intelligent.
Is a every day complain while
The coffee cold.
Means its only today that it is a problem.
Be does not work in past tense or tag questions.
He was my teacher last year.
You ain’t sick, is you?
It can be used when time doesn’t matter’.
He been there.
When used with other verbs, donefocuses on the recentness of the action.
In SAE a relative clause is introduced by which, that, who, whose and whom as in the following phrase: The women who won the prize.