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Beyond Ebonics

Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice

Beyond Ebonics( )
Author: Baugh, John
ISBN:978-0-19-512046-2
Publication Date:Feb 2000
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $83.00
Book Description:

The decision by the Oakland, California school board to declare "Ebonics" as the official language of their African-American students unleashed a firestorm of controversy with overtly racial overtones. While the vast majority of linguists were caught off guard by these events, equivocating over technical distinctions between "a language" and "a dialect", journalists, legislators, and the public demanded to know more about "Ebonics", and the controversial claims thatwere asserted by its...
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