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Black English #301631

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Watts, California) Varieties of black English and University of Pennsylvania study's finding on widening gap between black grammar and syntax and rest of society examined; exs. demonstrated. [Univ. spokesperson William LABOV - explains sociological implications.] [WOMAN - cites psychological importance of black English in the ghetto.] [Georgetown law school spokesperson Eleanor Holmes NORTON - agrees; explains.] [LABOV - cites untranslatable phrases.] [PEOPLE - cite language's impact on employment.] Programs to teach English as 2nd language in Watts noted. [STUDENT, Teacher Thelma DUNCAN - see need for mastering English for economy reasons.] [STUDENTS - comment.] Martin Luther King, Junior, mentioned.

Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob

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