Dear EBF Community, It has been a while huh. Y’all good? Hope y’all doin’ great out there. Let us get down to business. What do you think about this Native x Non-Native thing going on out there? Let me put my finger on it! I personally think that one does not have to sound like … More NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHERS or NON-NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHERS?
Whoa! What a nice thing I came by to share with y’all. My friend, the dedicated professional, linguist and English teacher Carina Fragozo, from English in Brazil had invited me to post an article on Black English (Text in Portuguese) and before it came out, I had been working on it for quite a while and you can … More Black English for Brazilians!
Oh yeah, it is time to talk about languages and it makes me feel really good. Y’all know how much I love communications and how interested in language I have been since I was a little boy. So, this time I will highlight this amazingly distinct English-based language called Gullah. So, to set us off, … More Have you ever heard of Gullah English?
Y’all ain’t got no idea ’bout what I’m sayin’ til y’all see this man on stage. Aries Spears is definitely one of the funniest comedian I’ve ever watched. He will make you laugh your rear off. Believe me! So let me hook y’all up with some information and share with y’all some awesome sketches. Aries … More Aries Spears – The King of Linguistic Comedy!!
Phonetics-wise, this T-shirt has really caught my eye. It is an interesting one, ain’t it? And the coolest thing about it is that it is all based on the sounds of these words. So, let’s not talk a lot and go straight to the meanings!! 1. Giv – It is actually how you pronounce the … More T-shirt: Giv us a bitta dat luh!
What’s up y’all, So today we will look at this T-shirt that says “Jus Chill Bru”, but what does that really mean? It’s not that hard but let’s see what it all means! Let’s break it all down! 1. Jus – “Jus” is how you pronounce the word “just” which has a number of meanings, but … More T-shirt – Jus Chill Bru!
Negro, Nigger, Nigga, Niggaz, Colored, African-American, Blacks… Who created these terms? Should we use them? Do people use them? In what situations? Today, we’ll look at the word “Nigger” or “Nigga”. These words are also known as the “N-word” and are usually not spoken by journalists, teachers, or others who considered them very polemic and/or … More Have you ever heard of the N-word?
What’s up y’all! What an interesting T-shirt huh! Well, this one brings an interesting sentence which is actually a question. Let’s break it all down for y’all! 1. Cracken – Sometimes found as “crackin” or “cracking”. This can be used as the verb “to crack” which looks like a line on the surface of something along which … More T-Shirt: What’s Cracken, Brah?
Hey, what’s up y’all? Today, we will look at that sentence on the T-shirt and see what this is all about! I don’t know if it happens to you, but sometimes I bump into people on the street and their T-shirt really catches my eyes! This is one of those! So let’s break it down! … More T-Shirt: I ain’t even mad, bro!
What a beautiful day! I have been patiently waiting for a long time before I could come up with this post for all of you. I have been studying Linguistics and Sociolinguistics for about 10 years now and nothing, I mean nothing has made me feel so happy in my academic life like that day … More AAVE, Black English, Ebonics, BEV – What language do Black People speak?