In this chat with my fellow polyglot, Daniel Ferguson, we discuss our shared passion for languages and Daniel introduces me to AAVE, his native language variety and one of his areas of expertise.
We look at the features which make AAVE unique, comparing its grammar to other languages we know. We also compare theories about the origins of AAVE and look at implications for educators working with learners whose first language is African American Vernacular English.
Some useful links:
Lisa J Green – Language and the African American Child https://www.amazon.com/Language-African-American-Child-Green-dp-0521618177/dp/0521618177/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
April Baker-Bell Linguistic Justice https://www.amazon.com/Linguistic-Justice-NCTE-Routledge-Research-Baker-Bell/dp/1138551023?pf_rd_r=67XH7V963CK2E51EAYM3&pf_rd_p=97c39f6e-cbc9-4d0c-89fd-1ed34efbc1dc&pd_rd_r=68a32339-6bd0-4362-91fa-2cb9628d0e66&pd_rd_w=abLNl&pd_rd_wg=uz28L&ref_=pd_gw_ci_mcx_mr_hp_d
Remote Tutoring Services https://www.remotetutoringservices.com
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