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[Xmca-l] Re: Metaphors



Double negatives in Spanish too. And we all know how that really slowed the Spanish down! Not.

Martin


On Dec 21, 2014, at 10:55 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:

> There was also the problem of the double negative of African American
> dialect.  Psychologists said that a double negative was equal to a
> positive, and then therefore  speakers of AAE were incapable of logical
> thought.  Labov laid out the paradigm of positive and negatives in AAE, to
> show just how logical it is.