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A Linguist Looks at the Ebonics Debate


One uncontroversial principle underlying the Oakland Unified School District's December 18th "Ebonics" resolution is the truism that people can't learn from each other if they don't speak the same language. Anyone who doubts this has only to read the current public debate about the resolution itself.


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Added: Jan 12 2004
Category: Language Articles: Linguistics: Ebonics

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