AAVE vs UE

Salikoko Mufwene mufw at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Fri Dec 8 22:05:42 UTC 2000


At 11:54 AM 12/8/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Collegues --
>
>I have recently heard AAVE called Urban English -- is anyone else familiar
>with this new title?  Has it made it into any publications that you've seen?
>
    It's hard to react to this out of context. Works such as by Guy Bailey and
his associates have suggested that there is an urban variety (or are there
urban varieties?) of AAVE that is (are) different from rural varieties. On the
other hand, the term "Urban variety" could independently be a construct for
English varieties in the urban environment.

Sali.


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