He'p! Adverbials w/AAVE stressed BEEN?
mkuha at BSUVC.BSU.EDU
Wed Feb 23 19:19:42 UTC 2000
In his 1999 book on AAVE, Rickford argues that time adverbials cannot
occur with stressed BEEN (p. 20). However, the examples of stressed BEEN
in Wolfram & Schillng-Estes 1998 (p. 171) are "You BEEN paid your dues a
long time ago" and "I BEEN known him a long time."
Could the examples be inaccurate, or do Rickford's comments apply just to
a particular regional variety, or do it just be that way sometime?
Mai Kuha mkuha at bsuvc.bsu.edu
Department of English (765) 285-8410
Ball State University
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