Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1993 20:28:50 PST From: John Baugh Subject: AAVE variation and ADS in Toronto REPLY TO 12/29/93 20:21 FROM ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET "American Dialect Society": Re: Regional variation in BE Tim - and others: Most of my African American informants from across the U.S. make the greatest ethnolinguistic distinction between "urban" and "rural" black speech. Guy Bailey did some intersting work between College Station and Houston that looked at this "rural" vs. "urban" contrast. Nearly all of my informants lived in cities, but they too had strong stereotypes regarding "country talk" which was often equated with black folk speech in the South. On another note, thanks to all who attended the ADS functions in Toronto. Our Canadian hosts were wonderful, as were their papers. It was great to see ADS supporting the work of outstanding Canadian scholars. Larry Davis and Allan Metcalf deserve special commendation, as does Jack Chambers. I was honored to play an active role. Best, John Baugh To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET