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Constructing (in)competence by Judith F. Duchan, Madeline Maxwell, Dana Kovarsky

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Chapter 9

An Afro-Centered View of Communicative Competence

Toya Wyatt

California State University, Fullerton

INTRODUCTION

For years, clinicians and researchers on children’s language have faced the problem of distinguishing difference from disorder in children who speak African-American English (AAE; also referred to as Ebonics, African-American vernacular English, Black English, Black English vernacular, and African-American language). The difficulty in making this distinction is largely attributed to the fact that many of the linguistic features commonly associated with AAE (e.g., variable absence of auxiliary and copula be, past tense -ed, plural -s, and possessive -s) serve as indicators of language disorder in children acquiring Standard ...

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