Overview of African-American English

Total time for this activity: 20 minutes

With your assigned partner, watch this short video that provides an overview of African-American English. Pay particular attention to the parts of the video that address the pronunciation of AAE.

Select one phoneme or phonological process discussed in the video. Be prepared to summarize the video’s content for that phoneme or phonological process for the whole group. You may want to take notes while you watch the video. You may collaborate with your partner to complete this activity.