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DEVIATIONS FROM THE
NORM IN ENGLISH HIP HOP
LYRICS
Oakland, 1996
Legitimize
African
American
Vernacular
English
(AAVE)
Scholars
Baugh
Labov Rickford
Smitherman
Wolfram
Mufwene
Examples of AAVE
She bin had dat han'-made dress
Befo' you know it, he be done aced de tesses
Ah 'on know what homey be do...
Hip Hop geography
2Pac - I Ain’t Mad At Cha
He's Mister local celebrity, addicted to
move a key
Most hated by enemy, escape in the Luxury
Se...
Missy Elliott – 4 Ma Man
I'm from a new era and I bring terror
To any chick who check my fella when we
together
So he trea...
Snoop Dogg – Snoop Bounce
It's alright ain't no room for wrong
Doggyland is the motherland, make yourself at
home
I got mo...
Thank you for your attention
Deviations from the Norm in English Hip Hop Lyrics
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Deviations from the Norm in English Hip Hop Lyrics

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The presentation will help you understand that African American Vernacular English is not simply "bad grammar" but a full-fledged language with its peculiarities.

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Deviations from the Norm in English Hip Hop Lyrics

  1. 1. DEVIATIONS FROM THE NORM IN ENGLISH HIP HOP LYRICS
  2. 2. Oakland, 1996 Legitimize African American Vernacular English (AAVE)
  3. 3. Scholars Baugh Labov Rickford Smitherman Wolfram Mufwene
  4. 4. Examples of AAVE She bin had dat han'-made dress Befo' you know it, he be done aced de tesses Ah 'on know what homey be doin She's had that hand-made dress for a long time, and still does Before you know it, he will have already aced the tests I don't know what my friend is usually doing
  5. 5. Hip Hop geography
  6. 6. 2Pac - I Ain’t Mad At Cha He's Mister local celebrity, addicted to move a key Most hated by enemy, escape in the Luxury See, first you was our nigga but you made it, so the choice is made Now we gotta slay you why you faded, in the younger days
  7. 7. Missy Elliott – 4 Ma Man I'm from a new era and I bring terror To any chick who check my fella when we together So he treat me like a Cinderella Protect me from the storm like he my umbrella This fella deserve from a stella He be a Rockefeller, not Jay-Z and Dame But the charm on a chain He platinum
  8. 8. Snoop Dogg – Snoop Bounce It's alright ain't no room for wrong Doggyland is the motherland, make yourself at home I got money loads by the barrels I even got a few fans that's crazy like DeNiro I'm international money maker, player hater Shook up off the sake of spendin dollars and I always holler
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention

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