Quote by: John McWhorter

The contribution of West African languages to Ebonics is absolutely infinitesimal. What it actually is is a very interesting hybrid of regional dialects of Great Britain that slaves in America were exposed to because they often worked alongside the indentured servants who spoke those dialects that we often learn about in school.


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Author Bio


  • NameJohn McWhorter
  • DescriptionAmerican linguist and political commentator
  • Born1965
  • ProfessionLinguist