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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  15/JUN/2003 3:13 PM
Assunto:  Re: International Language
 
Mensagem:  Pat, As a white American male, you see American reality totally different than I. You are not a minority. You see things from a majority perspective. I am a foreigner and a Blackman at the same time. I always see things from an outside perspective. You see things as an insider. I never said that most African-Americans are native speakers of Standard American English (SAE). What I said is that for the most part, they grow up speaking AAVE and as they go on to school, they are taught SAE; for the most part they master it. They just refuse to speak it at all times as they perceive SAE as being "white". And since white people are perceived as being the "oppressors", they try to disassociate themselves completely from anything that is remotely "white". They speak Standard American English, exclusively when they feel they have something to gain, a job, for example. In fact, in my opinion, I would say that the vast majority of Black Americans are /Black Nationalists/, they would live in an all-Black nation if they could, a FIRST WORLD COUNTRY, that is. I come to these conclusions based on close observations I've done for the last 8 years. Ever since I came to America, I've always lived in predominately African-American neighborhoods. -Miguel Vieira


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
International Language  –  André Oliveira  13/JUN/2003, 1:31 PM
Re: International Language  –  carol  13/JUN/2003, 1:50 PM
Re: International Language  –  pat  14/JUN/2003, 8:37 AM
Re: International Language  –  José Roberto  13/JUN/2003, 9:50 PM
Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  14/JUN/2003, 10:49 AM
Re: International Language  –  pat  15/JUN/2003, 9:15 AM
 Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  15/JUN/2003, 3:13 PM
Re: International Language  –  pat  15/JUN/2003, 6:28 PM
Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  16/JUN/2003, 2:16 PM
Re: International Language  –  pat  16/JUN/2003, 8:04 PM
Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  17/JUN/2003, 4:59 PM
Re: International Language  –  pat  17/JUN/2003, 6:43 PM
Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  17/JUN/2003, 8:07 PM
Re: International Language  –  pat  18/JUN/2003, 8:43 AM
Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  18/JUN/2003, 2:58 PM
Re: International Language  –  pat  19/JUN/2003, 8:02 AM
Re: International Language  –  Miguel Vieira  19/JUN/2003, 2:21 PM

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