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African American Vernacular English, AAVE, African American English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics(noun)
a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
African American Vernacular English.
Origin: . Ebonics was coined by Robert L. Williams in 1973 and first used in his book Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks.
Ebonics is a term that was originally intended to refer to the language of all people descended from enslaved Black Africans, particularly in West Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Since the 1996 controversy over its use by the Oakland School Board, the term Ebonics has primarily been used to refer to African American Vernacular English, a dialect distinctively different from Standard American English.
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