- Black English
- Black Englishis the form of English spoken by many blacks, especially as an urban dialect of the United States. The name (apart from a chance occurrence recorded in 1734), and the recognition of Black English as a distinctive and describable form of AmE, date from the time of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s. It has many distinct grammatical features (e.g. uninflected plurals and double negatives) and items of vocabulary, which are not imperfections but are characteristic of a creolized form of English.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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Black English — n [U] the variety of English spoken by some black people in the US … Dictionary of contemporary English
Black English — Black ,English noun uncount a type of English spoken by some black people, especially in the U.S … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
black English — n. [often B E ] the group of related dialects of American English spoken variously by many black people in the U.S … English World dictionary
Black English — English as spoken by African Americans, by 1969 … Etymology dictionary
Black English — [ blæk ɪȖglɪʃ] das, , von vielen Afroamerikanern in den USA gesprochene Variante der englischen Sprache … Universal-Lexikon
Black English — noun a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States • Syn: ↑African American Vernacular English, ↑AAVE, ↑African American English, ↑Black English Vernacular, ↑Black Vernacular, ↑Black… … Useful english dictionary
Black English — Das afroamerikanische Englisch (engl.: African American Vernacular English (AAVE), auch als African American English, Black English, Black Vernacular, Black English Vernacular (BEV), Black Vernacular English (BVE) und umgangssprachlich als… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Black English — /blæk ˈɪŋglɪʃ/ (say blak ingglish) noun a dialect of English which converges on regional varieties of American English, but which is especially characterised by the pronunciation, lexis, and idiom typical of many African Americans. Also, African… … Australian English dictionary
Black English — 1. Also called Afro American English. a dialect of American English characterized by pronunciations, syntactic structures, and vocabulary associated with and used by some North American blacks and exhibiting a wide variety and range of forms… … Universalium
Black English — noun Date: 1969 a nonstandard variety of English spoken by some Afro Americans called also Black English vernacular … New Collegiate Dictionary