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1) AAVE. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...African American Vernacular English...

2) zero copula. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...when meaning is or are. A widely known feature of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and some varieties of Southern American English spoken by working-class...

3) African American Vernacular English. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...abbr. AAVE Any of the nonstandard varieties of English spoken by African Americans. Also called Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular English,...

4) be. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...of be, such as is and are, used in Standard English, African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and some varieties of Southern American English may use zero copula...

5) were. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...most common in Southern-based dialects, particularly African American Vernacular English (AAVE). Some speakers use were with both singular and plural subjects; thus,...

6) dig. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...one of the many words and expressions that come from African American Vernacular English (AAVE). Like cool, it is first recorded in 1930s jazz circles. While several...

7) Variation and Change in Our Living Language. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000
...the Our Living Language Notes, however, are those from African American Vernacular English (AAVE), the ethnic variety that has attracted the most attention from sociolinguists...

8) Variation and Change in Our Living Language. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000
...Our Living Language Notes, however, are those from African American Vernacular English (AAVE), the ethnic variety that has attracted the most attention from sociolinguists...

9) call. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...mustering the militia; summoned a witness. African American Vernacular English (AAVE) uses call oneself with a present participle, as in They call themselves dancing,...

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