Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 09:07:45 -0600 From: "Salikoko S. Mufwene" Subject: Re: holiday greetings Just did some field work with my wife and daughter as informants. The formula with "Kwanzaa" is "Happy Kwanzaa." I did not know the tradition until I came to the United States. Kwanzaa is not celebrated in my part of Africa (western part of Zaire). If you have discussed African influence on African-American language varieties, or followed the debate on this, you should understand why I had to clarify where I am from--the continent is so heterogeneous linguistically and culturally. I have no authority on "Kwanzaa." Best wishes, Sali. ********************************************************************** Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] University of Chicago 312-702-8531; FAX: 312-702-9861 Department of Linguistics 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 **********************************************************************