1996-12-23 - Re: Ebonics

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From: jim bell <jimbell@pacifier.com>
To: “Mark Rosen” <mrosen@peganet.com>
Message Hash: 75eb7818090f810468f6c34f0a1ab8d7b74d32a2bf93dc8eb66b2fbb74a9089a
Message ID: <199612230030.QAA18048@mail.pacifier.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-23 00:30:20 UTC
Raw Date: Sun, 22 Dec 1996 16:30:20 -0800 (PST)

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From: jim bell <jimbell@pacifier.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 1996 16:30:20 -0800 (PST)
To: "Mark Rosen" <mrosen@peganet.com>
Subject: Re: Ebonics
Message-ID: <199612230030.QAA18048@mail.pacifier.com>
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At 01:30 PM 12/22/96 -0500, Mark Rosen wrote:
>	Hehe. What I mean to say is that since both Ebonics and a Southern accent
>are learned during early childhood, you have no control over how you talk.

This is not true.  The recent commentary and interviews I've seen on this 
subject make it clear that the people speaking "Ebonics" are quite capable 
of speaking in standard English, and do so when they find it, er, convenient.

Jim Bell