Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 18:05:23 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Recent Black English The last few years, my students (including some African-Americans) complain that the info on BE in their textbooks doesn't square with their experience. For example, one young African-American told me that when she used uninflected BE it did NOT refer to a habitual action. Anyone else have this happen? A of my readings are based on Labov's work 25 years ago, so I have to give her oberservations some credence. Tim Frazer