week10class2 - 12/6/10 Language Variation Week10,Class1

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Today’s Agenda Social variations AAVE
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African American Vernacular  Disagreements among scholars about  origins and its history General agreement among scholars  about phonological and grammatical  features Agreement among scholars that learning  standard academic English among AAVE 
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Phonological Features of AAVE /th/ Initial position in function words  this, then, these, other, either,… produced as  rapidly spoken /d/ Thing, think, through produced as /t/ Ends of words or syllables No distinction made by /f/ and /th/  Bathroom as bafroom and death as deaf
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/r/ When following a vowel, pronounced as a  continuation of the vowel Store, door, four sound like stow, doe, foe Also use vowel continuation between two  vowels
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