Date: Sat, 1 Feb 1997 11:39:24 -0500 From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" 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 ********************************************** Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor Department of English University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC 27412 email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] URL: ***********************************************