Ebonics: The Subject Still Stirs Strong Feelings

Anthea Fraser Gupta A.F.Gupta at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Jul 25 16:19:27 UTC 2007


"the gap in language acquisition among students"
 
Can anyone explain why all this literature refers to 'language
acquisition' and not to 'the learning of Standard English'? Using
'language acquisition makes it sound as if children are coming to school
without any language!
 
Anthea


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Anthea Fraser Gupta (Dr)
School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
<www.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/afg>
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