Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 11:39:24 -0500

From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: apologies

On Fri, 31 Jan 1997, Leanne Hinton wrote:

Quoting Labov:

While structural differences between

AAVE and Standard English play a role in reading problems, he concludes

that teacher attitudes toward the children and toward AAVE may be a

stronger influence on reading and educational failure.

Note that this is the same point that he made in his 1968 study

of "Nonstandard Negro English" in New York City.

Just a note to provide historical perspective.



Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor

Department of English

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 27412

email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]