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See also: ebonics
Blend of ebony + phonics. Coined by scholars at the 1973 Cognitive and Language Development of the Black Child conference led by Robert L. Williams and published in his 1975 book Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks.
- (General American) enPR: ē-bŏnʹĭks, ĭ-, ĕ-, IPA(key): /iˈbɑnɪks/, /ɪ̈-/, /ɛ-/
- Rhymes: -ɒnɪks
- Hyphenation: Ebon‧ics
- African American Vernacular English (AAVE).
- 1999, Pullum, Geoffrey K., “African American Vernacular English Is Not Standard English with Mistakes”, in Wheeler, Rebecca S., editor, The Workings of Language, →ISBN, page 40:
- Buried among the jargon of the announcement was a mention of a name for AAVE, suggested by a Black scholar in 1975[sic] but never adopted by linguists: Ebonics. That word, concocted from ebony (a color term from the name of a dark-colored wood) and phonics (the name of a method for teaching reading), was destined to attach to the board as if chiseled into a block of granite and hung round their necks.
- ebonics (word) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Robert Williams (1975) Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks, St. Louis: Institute of Black Studies, OCLC 2014657
- Ebonics at OneLook Dictionary Search