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Ebonics dialect
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...Ebonics does not rest with its inherent broken English nature as many people would want to argue (Vuolo, n.p.). The African-American English has been treated as inferior to the Standard English language, simply because it does not appear to follow the grammar and sentence structure of the Standard English language (Mufwene, n.p.). Nevertheless... Social Perception Gives Language Its Meaning The perception that Standard English is superior to the rest of its derivatives is in fact a matter of public opinion, as opposed to being supported by any empirical evidence (Ramirez, 27). However, the major weakness with this perception is the failure to understand that language is a growing phenomenon, such that...
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The ebonics Dialect Paper
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...Ebonics Dialect Paper Wallace (48) talks about how the use of proper English is an issue of importance not only a few people. He compares grammar purists to computer nerds who are very few in the society. However, he argues that for a grammar nerd (or snoot as he calls them), they have much more opportunity to practice their glory moments because language is everywhere and is used every time. Orwell (5) on the other hand has a different way of looking at issues with regard to how language is used and utilized in the modern world. In his article, he argues that the view that language has a natural growth trajectory is wrong, but that rather, the way language grows is controlled by humans... as...
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I has a dream
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...Ebonics which can be described as the colloquial language that was developed by the African American population and was made up of what can be termed as broken up English or ill constructed sentences (Rickford 83). This was a big issue at this point in time with two groups developing different stances on the matter with one advocating for its promotion while the other side... The “I has a dream” Ad Campaign “I has a dream” was an ad that came out in the late 90s produced by the company Austin Kelly advertising that caused a wave of controversy around the country regarding the subject of proper language versus heritage within the African American population. The ad was designed to speak out against Ebonic...
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How Linguistic Features of African American Vernacular English (also known as African American English) Have Been Used to Teach Standard American English
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...Ebonics. African American children have performed relatively poorly in English classes, and one of the reasons behind this performance could be an admonition of their native dialects. Educators need a new strategy that works with black vernacular rather than against it. The use of AAVE as a facilitative language for Standard Education can boost... Using African American Vernacular English to Teach Standard American English ID Linguistics 12 May The paper examines the use of African American Vernacular English as a strategy for facilitating the acquisition of Standard English. First, the need for such a renewed approach is discussed. The controversies revolving the use of the methods are highlighted like...
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Principles that teacher use in helping african american english speaking student to become bidialectal
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...Ebonics, African American Vernacular English, or simply Black English. Some have referred to this English as non-Standard and ever dynamic tracing its origin to slang. However, African American English has its origin in the retention of some West African dialects in the English language among the Americans of African Origin. In order to learn and work well in America, this group is required to learn the standard American English that cuts across all cultures... . There are guiding principles of teaching African American English speaking people to become bi-dialectal. The core principle to teaching them Standard English is combining culture, language, and literacy. Standard English should be...
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Inner-City English
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...Ebonics” are oftentimes considered to be simply as slang and not a unique form of language... Inner English There had been many negative criticisms on the establishment and rather widespread use of Inner-City English, which is said to be “corrupted and inferior form of Standard American English” solely for the reason that it has “no rules or patterns” while arguing that Standard American English is “much more precise and systematic.” This sounds more political that really being keen to linguistics and the implications of using “unorthodox” English. Inner-City English, as it is being widely known, is being spoken and used by the Black Americans. According to William Labov, the “English” being spoken in...
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Multicultural Issues in Human Communication
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...Ebonics, or African American Vernacular English (AAVE), as a valid dialect and would use it in teaching African American children (LSA Resolution, 1997). Opponents, defining AAVE as "slang," "mutant," lazy," "defective," and "ungrammatical" "broken English," argued that the decision was educationally detrimental (LSA Resolution, 1997). The assumption here was that the introduction of AAVE as a language of instruction in the Oakland School District, will have a negative effect on standard English and the ability of the African American students to learn standard English. This view is prejudiced... American English. As Pei (1958) explains, the coexistance of two or more languages, each...
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One full page response paper for each article__total up to 11 articles
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...Ebonics.” Ebonics is not a language anymore than pig-Latin is a language. They already had a language, English; instead of embracing... Due Discussing “This is Water” This short work was the commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace in 2005. First and foremost, the most interesting thing that immediately catches the attention is the title. It has a hint that something profound is being said. “This is Water” is explaining concepts that include how hard it is to be empathetic at times, how lonely becoming an adult can be, and places a huge value upon the attainment of education. (Wallace 1-8). These are all very appropriate concerns that many young people face in the real world, which you have to...
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Cultural Geography Ethnic,, Mosaic of Languages or Geolingustics, Political Geography
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...Ebonics is English spoken by African Americans. Cajuns speak a mixture of French and English. 8) Describe the spatial distribution of ethnic and national origin groups in the USA. Be geographically specific. The spatial distributions of ethnic and national origins are numerous. The Amish settled in the North East. The Cajuns settled in Louisiana. Mexican Latinos have settled in Mexico/USA Border States in the South and South West. Cubans have settled in Florida. Italians... 1) Discuss the differences between assimilation and acculturation. Give several examples of each. Assimilation is when individuals take some traits of the dominant culture. Acculturation is an exchange of cultural traits ...
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African and Hispanic Americans
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...Ebonics. The point here is that consequent to mainstream America's centuries-long abuse and as a direct outcome of continued undertones of racism, African Americans have somewhat retreated into their own culture and communities. Needless to say, their continued disadvantaged economic status, largely an outcome of constrained educational, social and occupational opportunities has hardly facilitated their complete assimilation into America, per se. Quite simply stated, relations between white... Within the context of America's ethnic hierarchy, there is little doubt that both African and Hispanic Americans occupy the bottom tier. Not withstanding the fact that the Democratic Party's current presidential ...
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How does the experience of colonialism and post-colonial migration, diaspora, racism, exclusion and marginalisation affect the c
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...Ebonics’ as its language (Gunew 2004). The reality is that this ‘Blackness’ is not authentic. Anything that claims to be African but has no inherent symbols of Africaness which identify it as belonging to Africa is an empty... ?How the Experience of Colonialism and Post-Colonial Migration, Diaspora, Racism, Exclusion and Marginalisation Affects the Construction of Racial Identity Introduction When most African, Asian, and Oceanic nations were granted their independence by their colonial masters in the 1950s and 60s, many citizens of these geographical regions were ecstatic because they presumed that with the removal of the colonial yoke, they would be able to benefit from the natural resources of their...
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The Gullah community in American slave history
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...Ebonics are two terms that have been coined in this regard. AAVE as the name suggests is English as spoken by many, but not all, of the African Americans. The general opinion of AAVE is with regard to grammatical correctness (or lack of it) and pronunciation when compared to White American spoken English (Pullum 40... ? The Gullah community in American slave history of The Gullah community in American slave history Introduction: An anthropological study of the human race has shown that individuals and groups have been displaced from their homeland either out of choice or through force. In the former case, it was up to those who have been displaced to make such a decision, due to circumstances like...
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Culture Exercise
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...Ebonics. Some common Cherokee slang is unique to this Native American tribal group, and they have originated as local... ? Culture Exercise Culture Exercise Cultural group I am an African American female and belong to the Cherokee cultural group which is a Native American tribal community. This cultural group is historically settled in the Southeastern United States (Georgia, the Carolinas, and East Tennessee). According to historians, this tribal group migrated from the Great Lakes region to the south in the ancient times and also had a great influence from some other Native American tribal groups. Family of origin As mentioned above, I have some Native American (Cherokee) ancestors. My great...
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MEANING OF A WORD
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...Ebonics”, “Jive”, “Monkey bots”, “Yellow-race”, “boongs”, “gins”, “slops”, “dikes”, “googs... TOPIC NO.2 Language is one of the greatest sources of communication while interacting with the other individuals and groups of people. It has been an essential part of all cultures since ancient past and has contained significant place in all the human societies for centuries in respect of not only conveying one’s message, but also receiving others’ points of view. It is nearly impossible to apprehend the meanings only through expressions or symbols without the help of words. John Zerzan has defined the importance of language in these words: “Language may be properly considered the fundamental ideology, perhaps a...
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The Grammar of Hip-hop
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...Ebonics’, (from “Ebony” for Black, and “phonics”) for sound, it (AAL) has been thoroughly studied. Developed from 17th century pidgin English... Topic: The Grammar of Hip-hop Introduction: Hip-hop music started from South Bronx, New York in 1979 when disc jockey DJ Kool Herc discussed about the songs being run by him in the mix in parties. Other musicians followed up the idea of talking over beats – a kind of music, which got identified as ‘East Coast rap’. The limitations of East Coast resulted in the beginning of a new style. Away from East Coast, musicians from the West Coast started with NWA (Niggers with Attitude), creating their own distinct rapping and musical style, known as West coast. Thus,...
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Positive Influence of Hip-Hop
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...Ebonics or Black English This slang language has brought a sort of language unity in the streets irrespective ones ethnicity, i.e. hip hoppers speak common language -slang- but they may be of different race and language. Moreover, as a result of the popularity of this genre of music most words originating from slang language have been incorporated into the American cultural communication of many vernaculars across... ?Hip - hop music can be defined as means of musical countenance and a way living-culture-which was started by African- American and Latino societies.It is the most popular music type in American modern society but it started being liked in the1970s. This music has been associated with...
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Ehtnographic Study paper
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...Ebonics (although not formally recognized by some as a bona fide language) is widely spoken by the student body. The type of community surrounding the school is in the city. Therefore, this school is an urban school. This school has special populations (special education, ESL/ELL, gifted). This school has a comprehensive special education program. Moreover, however, it has a large gifted population in its 7th-12th grade program... ?AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY An Ethnographic Study of a School Francine Atlas ? ELD 502 ? Teacher: Prof. Eileen Roca Word Count: 1615 (6 pages) I. Introduction This ethnography report has actually been written for a particular high school, Grade 9, for Spanish I. Following is a...
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Ehtnographic Study paper
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...Ebonics (although not formally recognized by some as a bona fide language) is widely spoken by the student body. The type of community surrounding the school is in the city. Therefore, this school is an urban school. This school has special populations (special education, ESL/ELL, gifted). This school has a comprehensive special education program. Moreover, however... AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY An Ethnographic Study of a School Francine Atlas 
 ELD 502 
 Teacher: Prof. Eileen Roca Word Count: 1615 (6 pages) I. Introduction This ethnography report has actually been written for a particular high school, Grade 9, for Spanish I. Following is a description ...
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Diglossia
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...ebonics and standard English, immigration and the Unz initiative languages and linguistics 1999. Georgetown University Press. Willemyns, R. & Bister, H. 1989. The language continuum as a pluridimensional concept. In Ulrich Ammon (Ed.). Status and function of languages and language varieties, pp. 541-551.... ?Diglossia of the Arabic Language Arabic is a diglossic language in which two literary varieties coexist as ‘pure’ forms, ly ical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic. The former retains its appeal mainly for religious reasons while the latter, which is closely related, functions as a global lingua franca amid the multiplicity of regional and local dialects and colloquial forms. The origin of the term...
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Journal
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...ebonics or whether English should be made an official language, it’s clear that Thoreau would support the plurality of communication. Thoreau ends the section with a power and poignant discussion on the nature of truth and its centrality to his life to the neglect of all other aspects of existence. Miller, Walter M., Jr. A Canticle for Leibowitz Walter Miller’s ‘Canticle for Leibowitz’ is one of the most renowned works of speculative fiction from the 20th century. The novel explores a number of powerful thematic... ?Journal "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For" 334-351 Throughout Thoreau’s writing in this text he explores a variety of issues related to his time living on Walden Pond. While this might...
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Language and Power -Task
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...ebonics might... section/# Language and Power Introduction: Thus far within this semester, a representation of the power of language has been provided in the form of a any of different articles and readings. From these readings, it has come to be clear that the power of language and linguistics spans far beyond the conventions of naming or the individual meaning that words or groups of words help to convey. As such, the following analysis will provide something of a brief highlight and summary for the different and impactful interpretations that have thus far been denoted during the course of the year. Through such an exploratory analysis, it is the hope of this author that the reader will not only...
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How hip hop has a positive influence in America
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...Ebonics or Black English This slang language has brought a sort of language unity in the streets irrespective ones ethnicity, i.e. hip hoppers speak common language -slang- but they may be of different race and language. Moreover, as a result of the popularity of this genre of music most words originating from slang language have been incorporated into the American cultural communication of many vernaculars across... Hip - hop music can be defined as means of musical countenance and a way living-culture-which was started by African- American and Latino societies. It is the most popular music type in American modern society but it started being liked in the1970s. This music has been associated with...
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The Role of Critical Period in Second Dialect Acquisition
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...Ebonics that seems to have some interesting information. What is in the literature seems to pertain to minor grammatical differences, some vocabulary differences and accent or pronunciation. “Schmidt claims that language learning cannot take place unless students consciously and specifically notice the form of the input and compare it to their output. Once this ‘gap’ has been observed... Revisiting the Critical Period Hypothesis for Language Acquisition Table of Contents Revisiting the Critical Period Hypothesis for Language Acquisition 1 I.Introduction and Overview 3 II.Evidence Supporting a Critical Period Hypothesis 4 III Evidence against the Critical Period Hypothesis 5 IV Second Dialect Learning 10 V...
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Dance Music: Hip-Hop
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...Ebonics (African American Vernacular English)?” 2012. Web 19, March 2012. Street, Paul. History is a weapon: Race, Prison, And Poverty. Historyisaweapon. 2010. Web 19, March 2012... Introduction Hip-hop music is one of the most celebrated music genres in the modern music industry. Although hip pop has not been in existence for a long time, it has acquired many followers than any other music genre of equivalent class. The music is widely played in America although it has many followers all over the world including African states. The music is believed to have started in the early 1970s by African American communities living in New York. Most hip-hop fans consider the music to have existed long before...
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LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATION
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...Ebonics : Linguistic Pride and Racial Prejudice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Paolo, M.D and A. K. Spears. Languages and Dialects in the U.S.: Focus on Diversity and Linguistics. London: Routledge, 2014. Young, V, A, et al. Other Peoples English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy. New York: Teachers College Press, 2013.... PART Assignment A The video I saw to dissect the different elements of speech was of a sermon by Pastor Joel Osteen’s which was about "The Power of ’I Am’". The video was very informational but the different elements of speech were beautifully crafted in this short video. From the beginning of the video everything about the place looked well...
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Gender Roles and Languages
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...Ebonics", "Bilingualism", and so on and typified as collection of word and phrases used by certain kind of people.The words and phrases are imagined as packages that stand out against the linguistic background, the middle class english standard. They are three set of linguistic situation in the United States: those of African Americans, of Spanish-English bilingual, and of Native Americans. For most Americans, such perception of language have become common sense (natural,taken for granted) and, for many heavily ideolised. Types of people are often too reduced to the type of language they speak that naturally contrast with the white norms, that's why they talk... The Mutual Evolution of...
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Western Pop Culture Hip Hop
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...Ebonics” (Big L 2000), Country Grammar (Nelly 2000) in (Spady James, 2000) Theorist Ferdinand de Saussure (1857 – 1913) states that words are like signs or indications of what is being spoken of. According to him even texts in Pop culture could be used both verbally and visually as signs of communication. Another theorist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895 – 1975) states that words are dialogic in nature because they are interactive as they keep redefining themselves over and over again. Roland Barthes (1915 – 1980) another theorist argues that the text does not necessarily live in the author’s mind because each reader would have their own interpretation for it. In the same way Pop...
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Afirmative Action and Black America
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...Ebonics, a naive English without any slants to his primordial tribal dialect lost in history. This leads us to the origin of race syndrome. The general grievance is that the whites keep the race issue alive; howsoever the blacks may try to extinguish it. To a large extent centuries of slavery and decades of Jim Crow are at the root of this problem (Whorter, 2004... Affirmative Action and Black America Background During the American Revolution the difference between Northern and Southern s were put on the backburner by their common interest in establishing a new nation and adopting a common Constitution. But the differences steadily widened between the economically prosperous northern states and the less...
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Racial and Ethnic Diversity
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...Ebonics... CONTENTS PAGE 2 Introduction.3 2. Pluralistic Advantages5 3. The Willingness to Adapt6 4. Cambridge example7 5. Diversity and democratic education.11 6. Teaching Implications13 7. Objectives..18 8. Implications for Action19 9. Impediments to Action21 10. Different Points of View....21 11. References...23 CONTENTS PAGE Abstract2 1. Introduction.3 2. Pluralistic Advantages5 3. The Willingness to Adapt6 4. Cambridge example7 5. Diversity and democratic education.11 6. Teaching Implications13 7. Objectives..18 8. Implications for Action19 9. Impediments to Action21 10. Different Points of View....21 11. References...23 Abstract America is a country of dive...
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