Title

African American English: Implications for School Counseling Professionals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

African American English (AAE) refers to the systematic, rule-governed linguistic patterns of found among African Americans. This article provides an overview of AAE. More specifically, the article enumerates the historical underpinnings associated with AAE, identifies a representative set of AAE characteristics, reviews relevant research, and addresses implications for school counselors who work with AAE speakers. © The Journal of Negro Education, 2009, Vol. 78, No. 1.

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