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LING 338: African American English

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bilingualism AND identity

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(bilingualism OR multilingualism) AND identity

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(bilingual* OR multilingual*AND wom*AND identity

Use quotation marks " " to search words as a phrase. This will narrow your results.

"code switching" AND bilingual*

To find research on African American English, try a variety of terms.

("african american english" OR "african american language" OR "african american vernacular english" OR aave OR "black english")

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