Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 15:36:03 CST From: salikoko mufwene 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] 312-702-8531