Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 09:22:26 EDT


Subject: Amerax?

I have a student who did a web search while trying to come up with a

project to do for a class I'm teaching this quarter called "Language Use

in the African American Community." He said he came across some info

about a language variety called "Amerax" (I'm not sure of the spelling).

Apparently it is a language variety spoken by newly converted Muslims

who are converted while in prison. He's interested in finding out more

about the language and the possible influence of Arabic. I have never

heard of this language variety. I would do some searching on the web,

but I'm having some problems doing that right now. He said he first saw

it in an ethnology database or website. I would do a websearch of my

own but I'm having some problems with doing that right now. Has anyone

heard of this language variety before or have any info?


Sonja L. Lanehart

Dept. of English (300 Park Hall) Phone: (706) 542-2260

University of Georgia Fax: (706) 542-2181

Athens, GA 30602-6205 E-mail: Lanehart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]