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According to the Linguistic Society of America, the word “Ebonics” was coined by “a group of black scholars who disliked the negative connotations of terms like ‘Nonstandard Negro English’” that had become standard among linguists when the first real studies into African American speech began in the 1960s (Rickford).

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TH 1 LingHaley Davis2/2/15Take Home 1Observation"Administrators tell teachers that they should not allow their students to use Ebonics (also known as African American Vernacular English and Black English) in the classroom, that the students need to use real English."Questions1. Why is Ebonics not considered "real English"?2. What are the linguistic origins of Ebonics?3. What makes a language or dialect suitable to be taught in American schools?Preliminary InvestigationAccording to the Linguistic Society of America, the word "Ebonics" was coined by "a group of black scholars who disliked the negative connotations of terms like 'Nonstandard Negro English'" that had become standard among linguists when the first real studies into African American speech began in the 1960s (Rickford). The term is used to describe "African roots of African American speech and its connections wi

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