Dylan Ratigan on Ebonics

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Aug 26 00:05:54 UTC 2010

At 4:54 PM -0400 8/25/10, Herb Stahlke wrote:
>Dylan Ratigan (MSNBC) just reported on the DEA plea for Ebonics
>translators and responded with the claim that Ebonics is simply "slang
>or dialect," not a language.  Shades of 1997.
Well, technically, the "slang or dialect" claim isn't really
off-base, assuming we get to choose the latter (and dump the usual
baggage associated therewith).  Of course that's probably not what he
had in mind.


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