There are 2 messages totalling 38 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Variation in AAVE (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1993 23:50:38 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Variation in AAVE P.S. Those who've asked about regional variation in African American Vernacular English must read Guy Bailey's article in Dennis Preston's new volume on research on language variation -- AMERICAN DIALECT RESEARCH (John Benjamins, 1993). The article doesn't give you "final answers" but demonstrates why the question is a very complex one. Guy also covers the 'divergence' issue, and he refers to the essentail bibliography. John Baugh's 'urban' / 'rural' distinction is at the core of what's been happening in AAVE in the speech of speakers born after World War II. DMLance