Date: Mon, 21 Nov 1994 20:52:01 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Recent Black English On Mon, 21 Nov 1994 PPATRICK%GUVAX[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UICVM.UIC.EDU wrote: > mwhat DOES it mean for Frazer's and other students? I think > speculating on diachronic change or Labov's having gotten it > influentially all wrong is silly until someone gives an example and > says what it's supposed to mean (though both could possibly be true). The student who told me this suggested that the meaning was no different from Standard English uses of the present progressive--at least I think so; it's been awhile and my memory is gettin fuzzy. Tim Frazer