I am doing research for the elementary school principal for whom I work.

She is interested in the effects that Black Dialect has on the school

performance of inner city school children on standardized tests. She

also wants information on Black or African American Dialect's origins

and translations.

I am not a linguist, so when I looked through your various sections on

your web page, I was not sure where to start looking. Could you please

help me?

We do not want our students to loose their dialect, only to show them

that there is a time and a place for all kinds of language.

I would appreciate any sources or information you can give me. Thank

you in advance for your assistance.

Sharon Lane

P.S. I can also be reached at Sslane[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com