Dean on Understanding Language
January 4, 2005
From Dean's World, Understanding Language:
"No it is not stupid, it is not ungrammatical, it is not backwards. It is perfectly valid language, and by refusing to acknowledge that, you're holding kids back from learning better Standard English."
A really great post for explaining how many people don't understand what black vernacular english is, how it works, and what it means.
Another link that deserves more attention than it might get just tossed into the linklog: Dean Emsay's 'Understanding Language' post and the associated discussion thread. As someone who's long had an (entirely unschooled) interest in language and lingu... Read More
Understanding Language is an interesting article. Here is a short quote. I first saw it referred to on Anil's website. Simply put, so-called "Ebonics," which is also called "Black Vernacular English" (sometimes abbreviated BVE, or AAVE for "African-... Read More