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By Patrick Tretina

learn Paper (undergraduate) from the 12 months 2012 within the topic American experiences - Linguistics, grade: A, college of recent Hampshire, path: English 550 - Graduate stories in English Language, language: English, summary: This scholarly study paper examines the significant reasoning in the back of why African American Vernacular English is a real dialect of the English language. The AAVE controversy has been lengthy debated via students and linguists alike. the controversy is situated on sizeable principles of its definition and genesis. the controversy is divided; half the spectrum believes AAVE is just an apathetic type of speech, whereas different concrete theories recommend that AAVE is a dialect of the English language that stems from the West African Slave alternate. This learn paper not just analyzes a couple of scholarly theories to credits the concept that AAVE is a real dialect of the English Language, however it additionally calls on a few different variations to complement the evidence provided.

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