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Subject: Syntax
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
Reply From: Norvin Richards      click here to access email
 
Date: 30-Oct-2012
 
Other Replies:
  1. Re: Syntax    Nancy J. Frishberg     (30-Oct-2012)
  2. Re: Syntax    Elizabeth J Pyatt     (08-Nov-2012)
  3. Re: Syntax    John M. Lawler     (29-Oct-2012)

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