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A Socio-Linguistic Analysis Of African-American Vernacular English At The University Of Florida

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A Socio-Linguistic Analysis Of African-American Vernacular English At The University Of Florida
Series Title:
19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
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Rios-Brooks, Elisabeth
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Can African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) be used as a tool for power in the African-American community at UF to claim identity and cultural relevance? Language is an important method in gaining social and cultural capital in communities where people are otherwise excluded or marginalized due to cultural differences. AAVE creates a collective identity that represents the African-American community at UF both culturally and linguistically. My purpose is to draw attention to the legitimacy of AAVE as a dialect in the African-American community at UF. The methodologies employed in this investigation will include open-ended interviews and online surveys. These surveys and interviews will provide context to further understand students' cultural backgrounds who use AAVE. Understanding how AAVE is used at UF will provide insight into the lives and potential struggles of African-American students. Organizations and clubs serve as a platform for African-American students to foster a collective cultural identity, tied together through the use of AAVE. If as a collective body, we seek to understand different peoples and cultures we can further cultivate a healthy inclusive environment. I aim to further our understanding of the people and the world around us to become a more inclusive Gator Nation. ( en )
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Research authors: Elisabeth Rios-Brooks - University of Florida
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University Scholars Program
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Faculty Mentor: Can African-American Vernacular English (AAVE) be used as a tool for power in the African-American community at UF to claim identity and cultural relevance? Language is an important method in gaining social and cultural capital in communities where people are otherwise excluded or marginalized due to cultural differences. AAVE creates a collective identity that represents the African-American community at UF both culturally and linguistically. My purpose is to draw attention to the legitimacy of AAVE as a dialect in the African-American community at UF. The methodologies employed in this investigation will include open-ended interviews and online surveys. These surveys and interviews will provide context to further understand students' cultural backgrounds who use AAVE. Understanding how AAVE is used at UF will provide insight into the lives and potential struggles of African-American students. Organizations and clubs serve as a platform for African-American students to foster a collective cultural identity, tied together through the use of AAVE. If as a collective body, we seek to understand different peoples and cultures we can further cultivate a healthy inclusive environment. I aim to further our understanding of the people and the world around us to become a more inclusive Gator Nation. - Center for Undergraduate Research, University Scholars Program

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