African American English

Kimberly Mueller digglekim at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 10:13:36 EDT 2017


Thank you, Misha, thank you Brian!
Kimberly

On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Brian MacWhinney <macw at cmu.edu> wrote:

> Misha,
>
>
>
> True enough, but a morphological tagger  line ENG-MOR just looks at words
> and if it sees "he run" it just tags "run" as the base form and if it sees
> "I be"  it just tags "be" as the base form too.  So, there will be some
> morphological categories and affixes missing, but no changes need to be
> made to the ENG-MOR tagger for this operation.  Instead, these patterns
> would have to be picked up in a parser with some grammar checking
> routines.  At that point, instead of calling these grammatical violations,
> they could be tagged as dialectal variations.
>
>
>
> --Brian
>
>
>
> *From: *<chibolts at googlegroups.com> on behalf of "Becker, Misha K" <
> mbecker at email.unc.edu>
> *Reply-To: *"chibolts at googlegroups.com" <chibolts at googlegroups.com>
> *Date: *Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:14 PM
> *To: *"chibolts at googlegroups.com" <chibolts at googlegroups.com>
>
> *Subject: *Re: African American English
>
>
>
> It seems like the null 3sg -s and habitual (invariant) ‘be’ are syntactic
> but also morphological in nature. I would bet that the folks who developed
> the DELV test could make additional suggestions.
>
> —
>
>
>
> Misha Becker
>
> Professor
>
> UNC Linguistics Department
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> 301 Smith Building, CB#3155
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> mbecker at email.unc.edu
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>
>
> *From: *<chibolts at googlegroups.com> on behalf of Brian MacWhinney <
> macw at cmu.edu>
> *Reply-To: *"chibolts at googlegroups.com" <chibolts at googlegroups.com>
> *Date: *Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:11 PM
> *To: *"chibolts at googlegroups.com" <chibolts at googlegroups.com>
> *Cc: *Davida Fromm <fromm at andrew.cmu.edu>
> *Subject: *Re: African American English
>
>
>
> Dear Kimberly,
>
>      Many of the features of AAVE that diverge from Standard American
> English involve alternative syntactic and phonological processes that would
> fall outside of the scope of morphological analysis.  There are a few
> remaining morphological features such as a-gonna, but at least some of
> these are already recognized by ENG-MOR.  In addition, there are probably
> various lexical items used by AAVE speakers that are not yet in ENG-MOR but
> which could easily be added.
>
>     If there are important things that ENG-MOR is not recognizing in an
> AAVE transcript, please tell me and we will try to add them.
>
>
>
> --Brian MacWhinney
>
>
>
> *From: *<chibolts at googlegroups.com> on behalf of Kimberly Mueller <
> digglekim at gmail.com>
> *Reply-To: *"chibolts at googlegroups.com" <chibolts at googlegroups.com>
> *Date: *Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at 9:53 AM
> *To: *chibolts <chibolts at googlegroups.com>
> *Subject: *African American English
>
>
>
> Hi All,
>
>
>
> Has anyone developed a MOR grammar for standard African-American English
> dialect?
>
>
>
> Thanks so much,
>
> Kimberly
>
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