IJLLL 2022 Vol.8(2): 126-132 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2022.8.2.334

A Study of African American English Variant Based on the Corpus of Afro-American Music

Wang Tian, Yang Yuan, and Liu Jing
Abstract—As black culture became a trend, African American English, used by the majority of Afro-Americans, also gained influence. In order to solve the prejudice and misunderstanding toward language variant, this paper, taking Afro-American music as corpus, sorts out the characteristics and development history of AAE, introduces the concept of language variant, and analyzes AAE from the perspective of sociolinguistics. It is expected to arouse the attention to AAE English variant in the field.

Index Terms—African American English, sociolinguistics, language variant, music corpus.

Wang Tian is with Tianfu College, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, China (e-mail: 2974024169@qq.com, yangyuan@tfswufe.edu.cn, 820726linda@163.com ).

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Cite:Wang Tian, Yang Yuan, and Liu Jing, "A Study of African American English Variant Based on the Corpus of Afro-American Music," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 126-132, 2022.

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