Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 14:20:43 -0800 From: "Alan S. Kaye" Subject: Re: oj trial RE: OJ Trial Folks, come on, let's get serious. I am not an expert in AAVE; however, I would like to see the "expert" identify correctly out of 100 tape recordings of, say, 100 different people born and raised in a southern state, e.g., chosen at random, and identify blacks from non-blacks. My guess is that this is next to impossible. Then, too, we can have whites who sound black (phoneticians, e.g.) and blacks who sound white. So where does it all end, and what is the point of such non-scientific judgements. So I must say that Johnny Cochran's point seems to me to be a good one. Alan Kaye akaye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Linguistics, CSU, Fullerton