(1)I read the article African American English. The article was quite interesting on my points that it pointed out. The main interesting piece of information that was interesting to me was when it stated about zero copula. The definition to zero copula is the absence of an explicit auxiliary verb (usually a form of the verb be) in certain constructions where it is customarily found in Standard English. I found that very interesting because it makes sense to me because I hear a lot people talk like that. For example, But everybody's not black' can become 'But everybody not black.' . . . I often hear this from African Americans than while folks because I believe while folks have high expectations in their families to speak standard English and the proper way but not all blacks use zero copula. I found this interesting because it’s true until you actually pay attention of how some people talk.
(2)I believe there were a lot of arguments or disagreements in this article. The main arguments of this article that I believe were about was public discrimination, and consequences for education. In the article it is stated that they had discrimination in language. How a lot of people discriminate you because you have an accent of you speak funny. I believe people shouldn’t even discriminate anyone because of their race, religion, and social class. We are all born to be different and not all have the same characteristics. Consequences for education, it stated that black children see that language is not useful. If a child is not successful in language there is just no way can they communicate with anyone they will be forever lost in this world. The importance of knowing how to speak, how to make statements, to form negatives, develop polar concepts, to use prepositions, to categori