Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 22:31:55 -0700
From: Mary Bucholtz bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: AAVE discourse
I have an urgent request for references on AAVE discourse for use in a
criminal trial that begins Monday. A public defender has asked for help in
interpreting the interaction of the police and his client during
interrogation. The features at issue are: (1) the discourse function of
"That's what I'm saying" and (2) the use of understatement in AAVE.
I'd be very grateful for any suggestions; I'll post the results to the
list (and let you know how the case turns out).
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]garnet.berkeley.edu