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Unformatted text preview: 4. African American English (AAE) - origins under debate - Paul Lawrence Dunbar – first African poet and novelist to gain national recognition (used SAE and AAE)- at 16 published newspaper- went on to publish book with poem “Banjo Song” first one he wrote in AAE - created controversy because he switched between SAE and AAE- Died from TB at 36 - Langston Hughes - first book published weary blues- influenced by jazz- leader of harlem renaissance jstorm.org...
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- Fall '07