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!!
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 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?