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What does Ebonics mean? Not what it is, but how was the term created?


Since 1996 the term Ebonics has primarily been used to refer to African American Vernacular English (AAVE). Dr. Robert Williams, an African-American psychologist, coined the term "Ebonics" in 1973. How did he come up with that word?

 
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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thank you, kj, for answering. You are spot on. I was wondering early today about the origins of the language and how the word Ebonics came about, so I did the research. It is an interesting subject. Thanks again.


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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Good answer, Christopher. Thanks for contributing.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Hi TT2. Yes, it is a difficult language to understand. Thanks for answering.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns (Phyllis Doyle) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your comment, Helen. I appreciate it.