Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Regional diversity in African American English

Thanks to WBEZ for running this piece. It deals with issues of unity and diversity in African American English. They talk to the right people — Baugh, Wolfram, Preston — and the article comes to the right conclusion:
“So is AAE diverse? Is it consistent? Or does it just come down to who's listening?” I ask Baugh.
His response?
“Yes, yes, yes.”
Finally, something in the popular press that gets the point across.

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