Does Standard English Subvert the Culture of Some?


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Does Standard English Subvert The Culture of Some?
Throughout generations of English-speaking peoples, there have been linguistic battles among those who demand a “pure” English and those who feel that customs of various ethnic minorities and/or nationalities call for their own “patois.” Over the past few years in the U.S. the use of Ebonics, an African-American slang-like version of English was deemed teachable in some school districts. Jamaica has its own patois which some feel is being lost and not stressed or permitted and should be revived and made more permanent through Jamaican writers and artists. English is spoken by hundreds of millions of people, and while there may be a need for a standardized version, it is the melting-pot...
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.....s “Standard” English. Local or regional patois represents a linkage to better, freer days as well as a hope for the future.
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