African-American Vernacular English within American ‘Gangsta by Jan Skordos

By Jan Skordos

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2009 within the topic American experiences - Linguistics, grade: 2,7, collage of Münster (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), path: Proseminar American English, language: English, summary: This summary shall provide one other piece of the puzzle to what's thought of to be African-American Vernacular English. With clinical relief of famous strategies by way of linguists resembling eco-friendly specifically but in addition Wolfram, Schilling-Estes, Mufwene and Poplack we wish to specialise in particular grammatical good points of AAVE and to what expand those may be recovered within the Hip-Hop subgenre of yankee West Coast Gangsta Rap. A small yet major textual content corpus of 4 consultant songs (added to the appendix within the form of lyrics) disguise the resource for a quantitative and qualitative evaluate. The given textual content shall provide a brief evaluate concerning the starting place and diverse theories on AAVE first and may extra on basically adapt the attribute linguistic positive aspects L. eco-friendly and Wolfram & Schilling-Estes labored out and practice them to our little music textual content corpus.

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