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Is Transformational Generative Grammar by Noam Chomsky
applicable to AAVE (African American Vernacular English? I want to
make a thesis for my Bachelor degree. The research question is:
What is the difference between standard English and Ebonics
using Transformational Generative Grammar?
I heard that TGG cannot be applied in vernacular language or dialect.
Thank you if you are willing to answer this.
One person working on the syntax of AAVE, in a generally Chomskyan framework, is
<a href='http://people.umass.edu/lisag/' target='_blank'>http://people.umass.edu/lisag/</a>
You could also have a look at the work of Michael Terry (though he is more concerned
with semantics than with syntax):
<a href='http://www.unc.edu/~terryjm/' target='_blank'>http://www.unc.edu/~terryjm/</a>
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