Phonological Features of Child African American English

Craig, Holly K.; Thompson, Connie A.; Washington, Julie A.; Potter, Stephanie L.
June 2003
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun2003, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p623
Academic Journal
The production of phonological features of African American English (AAE) was examined for 64 typically developing African American children in the 2nd through the 5th grade. Students read aloud passages written in Standard American English. Sixty of the students read the passages using AAE, and 8 different phonological features were represented in their readings. Phonological features were more frequent than morphosyntactic features. The findings as a whole support use of the taxonomy developed for this investigation in characterizing the phonological features of child AAE.


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