Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice

Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice

by John Baugh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195120469

ISBN-13: 9780195120462

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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 outcry on both sides of the debate. Using a non-technical, first-person style, and bringing in many of his own personal experiences, Baugh debunks many commonly-held notions about the way African-Americans speak English, and the result is a nuanced and balanced portrait of a fraught subject. This volume should appeal to students and scholars in anthropology, linguistics, education, urban studies, and African-American studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195120462
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice
2. Ebonic Genesis
3. A Contentious Global Debut
4. The Oakland Resolutions
5. Legislative Lament
6. Legal Implications
7. Disparate Theoretical Foundations
8. Racist Reactions and Ebonics Satire
9. Beyond Ebonics: Striving toward Enhanced Linguistic Tolerance
Appendix A: Linguistic Society of American Resolution on the Oakland "Ebonics" Issue
Appendix B: Texas 75th Legislature, Regular Session: House Resolution 28
Appendix C: California 1997-98 Regular Session: Senate Bill 205

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