ERIC Number: EJ597445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Ebonics Controversy in My Background: A Sociolinguist's Experiences and Reflections.
Rickford, John R.
Journal of Sociolinguistics, v3 n2 p267-75 May 1999
Discusses the role that Sociolinguistics should play with respect to the Ebonics debate in the United States. Argues that the fundamental perspective Sociolinguistics has taken with respect to this issue is sound, namely that Ebonics like any other linguistic variety is just as rule-governed and systematic. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United States