"Black English is the language of poverty"

Baker, John JBaker at STRADLEY.COM
Tue May 15 19:22:44 UTC 2001

        Apparently paraphrasing "acclaimed socio-linguist William Labov,"
the article says that, "In the US, the "explosive growth" of so-called
"Black English" in recent years had accelerated the "distance" between black
and white speech."  Has there really been "explosive growth" of Black
English in recent years?

John Baker

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> 'Black English' is the language of poverty
> Cape Argus (Cape Town)
> January 14, 2000
> http://allafrica.com/stories/200001140001.html
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