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Toya A. Wyatt Lecture for Black History Month: The Oakland Ebonics Debate, 2/7/1997

Identifier: TMSC V-1

Contents of Lecture and Context

Dr. Toya A. Wyatt, Associate Professor of Communicative Disorders at California State University Fullerton, speaks to a class of students, The Daily Titan, and the College of Communications on the contemporary Oakland Ebonics controversy for Black History Month. During this lecture, she highlights some of the rules of African American dialectic English, its uses of the verb "to be" and various linguistic facets. The lecture also features a brief history of African American English, its roots and influences, and differences from Standard dialectic American English.


  • 2/7/1997


From the Collection: 63 Linear Feet

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University Archives & Special Collections
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Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
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