Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 09:58:29 -0500

From: William J Stone W-Stone[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NEIU.EDU

Subject: Re: The Lords Prayer/Ebonics

Thanks to Jeutonne Brewer for the website address. I found the Lord's

Prayer in Ebonics very useful and will be checking the website for more

examples as soon as I finish my mail. I am currently teaching a class on

the language of prejudice and the prayer is an excellent example of just

that. It is significant because it demonstrates quite nicely how humor

can be used (combined with ignorance) to spread prejudice and

misinformation. Used wisely, these examples can be quite productive.

William Stone

Linguistics Department

N.E. Illinois University