Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 09:25:13 -0500

From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU

Subject: More re Ebonics & AAVE

Last night I posted the ff. query from another (non-linguistis) list:

I'm not acquainted with the term African American Vernacular Language.

Is it related in any way to Ebonics?

Then Lynne posted.

From the list I originally copied from, I offer this:

For detailed discussions of the differences you may want to check the

Linguist list. As a starting point, I would suggest

It appears that the terms are not always being used interchangeably "out