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Ebonics and All That Jazz: Cutting Through the Politics of Linguistics, Education, and Race

By: Michele Foster
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1
Date: Winter 1997

Summary: Foster reviews the linguistic history of Ebonics, discusses instructional approaches for promoting facility with standard American English while honoring the tradition of Ebonics, and reflects on the politics surrounding the Ebonics issue.

 

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