Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 22:29:56 -0500

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: Students and "Ebonics"

I was delighted to learn today that some undergraduate students at the U

of TN are concerned about media bias and minisformation re ebonics. A

member of the Students' Speaker Bureau invited me to participate in a

panel discussion on the subject on 2/11. I am not free to be on the panel

at 7 p.m., but said that I would join later. I have been thinking about

ofering to give a presentation in Knoxville, and I have now decided to

offer to do one at the Knoxville Teachers' Center and also one on the

campus. What are others doing?


Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law

Department of English EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX)

University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process

Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA

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