Habitual Be

Cardi B's Casual Speech and Realness

video imagePlay video
In regular speech, Cardi B uses Chicano English and AAE features; she says when she speaks, she doesn't care about her accent, unlike when she sings.

Cardi B's authentic accent

video imagePlay video
Audiences applaud Cardi B for embracing Chicano English in her rap music. She also uses AAE features in a way that is typical for rap music.

Game done changed: A look at selected AAVE features in the TV series The Wire

Article that looks at the features of AAE (and specifically Baltimore AAE) through the lens of The Wire.

Southern Dialects: Talkin' Tar-Heel

Transcript of interview with Walt Wolfram in which many aspects of Southern English are discussed. Audio available on website.