Ghostbuster 2016-Subway Scene

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This is a clip from the movie Ghostbusters, with actresses Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, and Kate McKinnon. Leslie Jones, an AAE speaker, uses the monophthong version of /ai/ in this clip.

Posted by Caroline Wright on March 7, 2018

African American Language;
ai monophthongization;
Copula Absence

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