from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See African American Vernacular English. See Usage Note at Black English.
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- proper n. African American Vernacular English.
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- n. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
Alan, As Rekrul mentions below, the term Ebonics has all sorts of history that goes with it.
But the fact of the matter is that even though Ebonics is English - I just said Ebonics, because even I've gotten into the habit, after 14 years.
In terms of Negro dialect, look, Ebonics, which is Ebony Phonics, the combination of the word in 1975 by Robert Williams, is different than Negro dialect.
As for what is inaccurately characterized as Ebonics in the book, Id have to wonder if someone who could see such a shadow where none exists might not be carrying around their own collection of racial guilt or if theyve ever even had any close friends of another race at all.
BVE aka Ebonics is not to be thought of as a separate language.
It's not easy to find a more politically correct mayor than Quan, a UC Berkeley-educated pol who backed the disaster known as Ebonics during her stint on the Oakland school board.
Ebonics, which is also known as African American Vernacular English, has been described by the man who coined the term as the combination of English vocabulary with African language structure.
Ebonics, which is also known as African American Vernacular English, has been described by the psychologist who coined the term as the combination of English vocabulary with African language structure.
Similarly, white voters, as well as quite a few blacks, are turned off by what in recent years has been called Ebonics, a speech pattern popular especially among the young in black communities that takes liberal liberties with the English language.
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