Ebonics: The Subject Still Stirs Strong Feelings

Anthea Fraser Gupta A.F.Gupta at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Jul 25 17:00:42 UTC 2007


On 7/25/07 12:19 PM, "Anthea Fraser Gupta" <A.F.Gupta at leeds.ac.uk>
wrote:



	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!
	
	

Ron wrote "And that's exactly what the dominant US folk ideology assumes
about the 
language of African Americans."

Exactly -- is anyone challenging the terminology? 
 
Anthea


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School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
<www.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/afg>
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