Ebonics: The Subject Still Stirs Strong Feelings

Anthea Fraser Gupta A.F.Gupta at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Jul 26 10:41:59 UTC 2007

Rodney is right to say that my question related to the need to challenge
the terms. I suppose I am just so shocked that this assumption that if
you don't use Standard English you don't have language is being
unchecked. Similar things happen in the UK, with alingualism usually
(but not always) associated with class rather than with ethnicity.

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Anthea Fraser Gupta (Dr)
School of English, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
NB: Reply to a.f.gupta at leeds.ac.uk
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu 
> [mailto:owner-lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Rodney K Hopson
> Sent: 26 July 2007 09:27
> To: lgpolicy-list at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
> Subject: Re: Ebonics: The Subject Still Stirs Strong Feelings
> And, wasn't Anthea's question related to the challenge of 
> terminology rather than the historical connection (not that 
> one could necessarily divorce the two)?  This sounds as much 
> political as historical, no?
> --
> Rodney K. Hopson
> Hillman Distinguished Professor
> Department of Foundations and Leadership School of Education 
> Duquesne University 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0540 USA

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