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"Black English" resources



zailda
Brazil

"Black English" resources
 
Hi!

I “m sure I “ve seen some ws containing resources to teach / practice Black American English but now I can “t find any with the search engine.

Any resource will be helpful.

Thanks in advance.

13 Apr 2010      



American Teacher
United States

What is Black English?

13 Apr 2010     



David Lisgo
Japan

To my knowledge "Black English" is ebonics. There “s an article on it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebonics#.

13 Apr 2010     



David Lisgo
Japan

Hi Zailda,
 
It “s a long time since I read anything about "black English". Once I read some interesting things by Rebecca Wheeler. I can “t find the original link but you can try here: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:oXwkp1GIrLwJ:www.cnu.edu/engl/wheeler.html+http://english.cnu.edu/wheeler&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk#, it may not be what you are looking for but it may lead you in the right direction.
 
If you have the time and interest you can see one of her presentations here: http://forum-network.org/lecture/teaching-standard-english-urban-classrooms#.
 
David
 
 

13 Apr 2010     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Zailda

 

 Are these links of any use?

 1. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4816

 2. http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Slang/Quizzes/Black___Urban/index.htm

 3. http://www.yourdictionary.com/dictionary-articles/dictionary-of-black-slang.html

 4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1728_uptodate/page9.shtml

 5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1130_uptodate2/page18.shtml

 6. http://www.skillsworkshop.org/l1lit/l1l2slang.pdf  (you can adapt it)

 

Also, try googling African American Vernacular English, African American English, Black Vernacular and Black English Vernacular (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Vernacular_English)

Cheers 

Jayho

13 Apr 2010     



zailda
Brazil

Hi!

Just returning from work, thanks a bunch for all the resources. I “ll check them now.

Have a nice day!

13 Apr 2010