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Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride & Racial Prejudice

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The media frenzy surrounding the 1996 resolution by the Oakland School Board brought public attention to the term "Ebonics," however the idea remains a mystery to most. John Baugh, a well-known African-American linguist and education expert, offers an accessible explanation of the origins of the term, the linguistic reality behind the hype, and the politics behind the outc ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 10th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2000)
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Although dated, Baugh’s work is a compelling read on the status of Ebonics (African-American Vernacular English). His argument that slavery has contributed to the continued use of AAVE may be limp, but many other lines are quotable.
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