Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 16:14:26 -0500 From: "Salikoko S. Mufwene" Subject: Ebonics on TV-38 in the Chicago area If you are in the Chicago area, tonight, at 9:00PM, TV-38 (the Christian channel) will air again a panel discussion that I had this morning (11:00AM) with some educators on Ebonics in the classroom. It is interesting to hear what teachers think, in contradistinction with (other) lay persons that called in and sided with linguists. The panel was all black (not counting the host) and there are noteworthy differences among us on the subject matter. Also, if you have access to the Chicago street people's paper STREETWISE, you should buy this week's issue. It has the best article I have read so far in the media on Ebonics. It represents voices/opinions of the lay people who speak it. Here too, speakers' views are in contrast with those of some teachers. Sali. ******************************************************* Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] University of Chicago 773-702-8531; FAX 773-834-0924 Department of Linguistics 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 *******************************************************