We have all noted the Ebonics spoken by some of the young black clerks.
While educators seek to teach Black children to learn and to speak mainstream English, do you believe Black English, or Ebonics , is unfairly stigmatized by American society at large?
I have also shown here how languages such as Ebonics are brought into being by acts of political and social power on the part of their speakers and how linguistic differences enact and transmit inequalities in power and status.
Consider the attempt to encourage speaking Ebonics in schools in Oakland, California.
During one discussion, an African American woman, the only one in a classroom with mostly Caucasians, talked proudly about how she doesn't allow her children to speak Ebonics because they will only become confused.
I was expecting a trite plot and dialogue that would mimic Ebonics , not Southern dialect.
Obviously, he's no big fan of Ebonics and that whole idea of African language patterns.
Whether one is speaking Ebonics or Appalachian English, sociolinguists say all dialects are created equal.
First, a caveat - Ebonics , or ‘Black English’ is not the same thing as Hip Hop Slang.
They speak Ebonics , which to me, is very reasonable.