Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (64 p.)
Black English, Phonetics
Black English (BE) is a rule-governed linguistic system with its own phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. BE is a dialect, not a disordered variation of standard English (SE). When compared to SE, BE phonology has been described in terms of omissions, substitutions, and additions. This study looked at normal BE speakers in Portland, Oregon and described their dialectal differences in terms of phonological processes.
Rella, Eileen, "Types of phonological processes occurring in normal Black English speakers" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3920.