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Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice

Beyond Ebonics: Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice (Hardback)

By Baugh, John

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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 th...e 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.
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ISBN 9780195120462
Released NZ 1 Jun 2000
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195120462
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 1 Jun 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Baugh, John
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Language & Linguistics
Philosophy Of Language
Slang & Jargon
Area / Regional Studies
Black studies
Number of Pages 172
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 427.97308996073
Weight 384g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Black English, Social aspects, United States, Language and culture - United States, African languages - Influence on English
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly