Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice

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When the Oakland, California, school board called African American English "Ebonics" and claimed that it "is not a black dialect or any dialect of English," they reignited a debate over language, race, and culture that reaches back to the era of slavery in the United States. In this book, John Baugh, an authority on African American English, sets new parameters for the debate by dissecting and challenging many of the prevailing myths about African American language and its place in American society. Baugh's inquiry ranges ...

Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice 1999, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292708730

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Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African American Language and Educational Malpractice 1999, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292708723

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