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Language that dare not speak its name

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Proposals by a school board in California to recognize the dialect used by most of its pupils unleashed a ferocious media attack. Why did the press get things so wrong, and why were the proposals so virulently ridiculed?

URL: http://www.ucsc.edu/oncampus/currents/97-03-31/ebonics.htm

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Added: Jan 31 2004
Category: Language Articles: Linguistics: Ebonics

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