Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 15:36:03 CST
From: salikoko mufwene mufw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Subject: Re: TV and dialect diversity
In my article "Some reasons why Gullah is not dying yet" (ENGLISH
WORLD-WIDE 12.2 1991), as in my review of LANGUAGE VARIETY IN THE SOUTH, ed.
by M. Montgomery and G. Bailey (J. OF PIDGIN AND CREOLE LANGUAGES 2 1987), I
discuss the problem in the context of mass media and education in general,
relative to loyalty. The article is of course not on BEV/African American
English (narrow definition), but you might find the discussion informative.
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Linguistics, U. of Chicago
s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uchicago.edu