BEV variety

IB English B: BEV variety

One element of the definition of "dialect" is that there are grammar differences between the dialect and the recognised standard form of the language.This point is skilfully made by Steven Pinker in The Language Instinct when he cites a study of Black English Vernacular (BEV), the dialect used by many Afro-americans in the United States. Consider the following transcript of an interview with Larry, a member of a black...


To access the entire contents of this site, you need to log in or subscribe to it..

Click the free stuff button on the home page to access free pages or check the blog (which is also free).

All materials on this website are for the exclusive use of teachers and students at subscribing schools for the period of their subscription. Any unauthorised copying or posting of materials on other websites is an infringement of our copyright and could result in your account being blocked and legal action being taken against you.