Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 12:50:34 -0800 From: "Alan S. Kaye" Subject: Re: oj trial Re: The term EBONICS This term simply means 'black sounds' (Ebony magazine). It is a term which has been around for decades, and is one widely known by African Americans. There was a conference about 20 years ago on it, and most of the papers has this term in the title. Most non-African-American linguists do not know the term nor use it. Alan Kaye Linguistics CSU, Fullerton akaye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]