Date: Wed, 8 Jan 1997 20:44:36 -0700
From: William King wfking[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: Popular Ebonics
There is also a blurb in the "Conventional Wisdom Watch" that appears on
Ebonics - Goofy debate's silver lining: dissing
"black English" no longer taboo.
Is Newsweek being sarcastic here? Using "dissing" in this blurb? If not,
I'm completely stunned.
Gregory J. Pulliam
That's the complete and unexpurgated copy, as the paperback covers
used to say. I think that the intention is to be clever, or at best
ironic. It is ironic that Newsweek, so clever and informed, sums
this up as a debate, given the number of issues.
Any guesses as to Newsweek's marketing department's current reader profile?
U. of Arizona SLAT program