Reply To: Reply To: Ebonics and Africa


Actually, from what I've read and gleaned from discussions with students of linguistics ebonics is not solely a product of slaves with bad grammar. It seems that some of the sentence structures common with the 'black vernacular' correspond with the structure of many African languages.

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