Questions tagged [aave]

African American Vernacular English or Black American English.

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All I'm askin' / Is about the interesting preposition placement in the song “Respect”

The Aretha Franklin song "Respect" has the interesting lyric "All I'm askin' / Is for a little respect" [link] where in everyday English, I would expect "All I'm askin' for / Is a little respect". I'...
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Exceptions to the rule that AAVE can omit “is” and “are” iff the corresponding form in standard English can be contracted?

According to the Wikipedia page for African-American Vernacular English: Only the forms is and are (of which the latter is anyway often replaced by is) can be omitted; am, was, and were are not ...
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When to use “I” + is

Once I saw this sentence in the movie that: I is in charge of the classroom ! Why after "I" did they use is ? Is that a metaphor ? I want to explain my students but could not.