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This new self guided course provides a basic overview and understanding of African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) and analyzes the social, phonetic, cultural importance of AAVE as a variety of English natively spoken, particularly in urban communities, by most working- and middle-class African Americans and Black Canadians.
what you’ll learn:
- learn more about African American English and it’s development
- gain an understanding of some of the rule governed processes and speech patterns that are often dismissed as “incorrect” or uneducated speech
- gain a better understanding of language change and variation and consider and consider the stigma and bias around nonstandard varieties of English
self guided course:
- this course is self guided through our teachable platform
- complete the course in one 3-hour sitting or take as much time as you need to complete
We have moved to a “gift economy” structure for all class registration tickets, meaning although this content does have a cost to us as an organization, we trust you to select an option that is right for you. This may be based on your ability to pay, want to support our organization, or what you feel is an equitable price.
Registration – $30
Registration + Fund Someone Else’s Class – $60
Full Scholarship – $0
This course was developed by Haylee Horn, a linguistics student at the University of Rochester.