McWhorter on "Negro English"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Jan 14 14:39:08 UTC 2010

I had just finished reading (and photocopying -- had to return it to
ILL) sections of his _Word on the Street: Facts and Fable about
American English_ from Plenum. Very good, very accessible to the
lay/generalist/undergraduate. The last third of the book is on AAVE.
The book is from 1996 (?)

---Amy West

>Date:    Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:09:17 -0500
>From:    Geoffrey Steven Nathan <an6993 at WAYNE.EDU>
>Subject: Re: McWhorter on "Negro English"
>He's not only black and a native speaker of AAVE, he has written eloquently=
>  about AAVE as well as on pidgins, creoles, and some general theoretical is=
>sues. =C2=A0He's an occasional contributor to LanguageLog.
>He has been occasionally identified as a conservative, he's actually hard t=
>o pidginhole. =C2=A0So to speak.

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