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Green, Lisa; Roeper, Thomas – Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics, 2007
This article considers the comprehension of tense-aspect markers remote past BIN and habitual be by 3- to 5-year-old developing African American English (AAE)-speaking children and their Southwest Louisiana Vernacular English (SwLVE)-speaking peers. Overall both groups of children associated BIN with the distant past; however, the AAE-speaking…
Descriptors: North American English, Syntax, Semantics, Indigenous Knowledge