Ebonics : How I break this slang shit down

Ebonic airways

 

 

Ebonics, a portmanteau of “ebony” and “phonics”

 

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“I would also contend his point of view that sub-cultural registers and lects of any language are less complex in any meaningful way, than a standard.” (jangari, A linguist without a language.) Comments on comments on the decline of literacy in the australian habitat

Linguists–the scientists who carefully study the sounds, words, and grammars of languages and dialects–were less rhapsodic about Ebonics than the novelists, but much more positive than most of the media and the general public.” (John R.Rickford)

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“Thus, street slang becomes a distinct language, and racial segregation the supposed basis for a separate culture.” (A World Socialist P.O.V.)

Streetbonics with Tommy Taylor on Brightcove

 

 

“”Ebonics” may not merit the status of a distinct language now, his research seems to imply–but just give it time.” (Slate/1997)

Cover of 'The Real Ebonics Debate'

“Ebonics is considered cool and cultural.”( TruthPain/A Point of View)

To others, however, it is a dialect, a language pattern, rather than a distinct language.”

(Gerald Leister)


“I know you like the way I’m freakin’ it
I talk with slang and I’ma never stop speakin’ it”

Big L , r.i.p.

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