||The Ebonics controversy in the United States is not an aberration. Rather, it represents a convergence of varied interests, attitudes, and experiences which are partly products of United States history and geography. To understand the controversy better, important elements of the geographical and historical milieu precede the general discussion. The scientific study of African American speech has existed for over forty years. Historically, popular interest in the topic can be divided into three stages: the first is lengthy; the latter two, short. The author provides a dual perspective: both as an observer and as a participant for the past thirty-three years.
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||Links & Letters, N. 5 (1998) , p. 75-87, ISSN 1133-7397