Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1993 00:55:10 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: modren metathesis Dennis (Preston, that is): Merry Christmas to you and all ADS-Lers! You are right about the insidious assumption of uniformity in AAVE, even among those who do NOT hold to the creole hypothesis. I may be one of the few who have published on, and argued for recognition of, REGIONAL variation in the African American community. To this day, differences are largely ignored although they are very obvious. Why are they so consistently ignored? Is there a conspiracy? I'll let someone else answer. Enjoy your holidays. Rudy Troike