McWhorter on "Negro English"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Jan 14 14:42:25 UTC 2010

That's not the impression I got from sections of _Word on the
Street_: he treats it as a dialect and recognizes that standard
English is an artificial dialect.

---Amy West

>Date:    Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:13:25 -0500
>From:    Terry Irons <t.irons at MOREHEADSTATE.EDU>
>Subject: Re: McWhorter on "Negro English"
>See Matthew 7:4-6 or Luke 6: 41-42.
>While McWhorter is well published, he views AAVE as a degenerate form of
>standard English, not a legitimate variety of language.

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