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|Question:||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. Sincerely, Trisha|
|Reply:||One person working on the syntax of AAVE, in a generally Chomskyan framework, is Lisa Green: http://people.umass.edu/lisag/ You could also have a look at the work of Michael Terry (though he is more concerned with semantics than with syntax): http://www.unc.edu/~terryjm/ Good luck-- --Norvin Richards|
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