Based on your reading of the chapter on Language and Race and the pdf article on Ebonics by John Rickford, answer the following and provide substantive responses to at least 2 other students in your group within 24 hrs of the deadline.
1. What are the three main theories of the origin of African American English (AAE) as a distinct language (rather than a form of slang)?
2. What are some of the distinct linguistic features of AAE that differ from Standard English? Name at least three.
3. What practical educational solutions were offered in the school system to help improve the educations of speakers of Ebonics and other minority dialects?
4. What is your own opinion about the Ebonics controversy in Oakland county schools in California?