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What is African American Vernacular English (Ebonics)?

To begin with, calling African American Vernacular English synonymous with Ebonics is rather controversial.  Professional translation experts and linguists might try to distinguish between them, but for purposes of this article, they are the same.

Ebonics refers to the dialect or ethnolect associated with African Americans in the United States.  It is a combination of words and grammatical forms from American English and from various tribal dialects brought over by captured slaves.  Though often considered a spoken language, it does sometimes appear in literature by or about African Americans, and features prominently in song lyrics in jazz, rap, … Continue Reading