Ebonics or Black English

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Ebonics or Black English 1 Ebonics or “Black English”: The Controversy Denise M. Wallace Psychology 461 Section 1 Prof. Deanna Larus March 31, 2008
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Ebonics or Black English 2 Ebonics or Black English: The Controversy The way we speak tells us much about who we are, where we come from, how we were educated, and how we were raised. All across America, for instance, there are many different dialects and use of grammar and vocabulary. Why then, do some scholars try to denounce, or others who insist on putting a name to, the way some African Americans speak with a certain dialect, use of grammar and use of vocabulary of their own? I do not believe there are scholars who sit and ponder what they should define as the “Southerners” dialect, use of grammar, and vocabulary, or the “Yankees” dialect, use of grammar, and vocabulary, as being a separate language of there own because of where their ancestors came from. There are some Americans who are of color that choose to talk in certain ways, in certain circumstances. There are Americans from the Caribbean who are of color that may choose to say words that are not complete. For instance, instead of pronouncing the “t” in the word “just”,
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