End of ADS-L Digest - 2 May 1996 to 3 May 1996 ********************************************** There is one message totalling 32 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Help wanted: African American dialects ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 4 May 1996 14:05:19 -0400 From: Allan Metcalf Subject: Help wanted: African American dialects Would anyone be willing to respond to the following? Please send her a message directly at: slane[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HUB.ofthe.NET (Sharon S. Lane); if it's of general interest, you might post it to ADS-L too. Thanks - Allan Metcalf ----------------------------------------------------- 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