African–American Vernacular English

noun

Definition of African–American Vernacular English

  1. :  a nonstandard variety of English spoken by some African-Americans The discovery and publication of the Ex-Slave Recordings …, tape-recorded interviews with African Americans born before the Civil War, provide an important data source for linguists interested in reconstructing the history of African-American Vernacular English … — John Myhill —abbreviation AAVE

1991

First Known Use of african–american vernacular english

1991


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