Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice


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 ...

Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice 2002, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195152890

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Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride & Racial Prejudice 2000, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195120462