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What does AAL stand for?

AAL stands for African American Language

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Though the embrace of SAE on the part of many African American activists and advocates demanded the broad acceptance of the full humanity of African Americans, there was a simultaneous abandonment of a significant and legitimate cultural heritage that originated in the rejection of African American language (Zeigler 592).
Though Africologists do listen to God when they use African American language to read, examine and write the historical experiences of homeland and diasporan Africans through the application of location and subject/agent theory, we do not listen to God in the same way that Muhammad listened to the most ancient of the Arab Cultural System, his Arab Self.
She moves from locating the raps of the group OutKast within the wider scheme of Afro-diasporic expressive practices, to analyzing cultural-linguistic similarities in hip-hop and Jamaican dancehall music, to language ideologies found in the prosecution of Lil' Kim for perjury and in her defense, to the sociolinguistic globalization of African American language in online German hip-hop.
The essays that follow the introduction focus on how African American language is embodied in a variety of narrative structures.
Some 75 selections cover a variety of topics, including language as argument, how writing changes language, technology and language, multilingual USA, African American language, language and gender, communication in deaf communities, languages and national identities, and globalizing English.
I have always thought Bop language - Ooo shoobie doobie oop ooo OO shoobie doobie oo oop, for instance - was an attempt to respeak African language still glued in our consciousness, with our history and the syntax of African American language and culture.