I’m in school and I’ll be writing a paper about the politics of grammar, how “proper” English rules are arbitrary and class-based, and how all types of slang or dialects or pidgen are internally consistent.

I want to include a discussion of AAVE (African American Vernacular English) in my paper, but I’m unsure of where to start researching. Does anyone have any good resources I can use to educate myself about the topic?