Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 21:31:07 -0400

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Re: Informants

To add to the note copied below -- I attended "ASL" (L for London) together

with two siblings from 1972-74, though I don't know if you are looking for

Americans (Michiganders) exposed to British English (and vice versa) from

*that* far in the past.... I had the virtue and/or vice of being interested

at that period in language....

Many of the American kids attending ASL at that time were really "right off

the boat" -- midwesterners and southerners with no prior exposure to British

English at all, whose fathers were transferred there for a few years to work

for multinationals or in North Sea oil or the like. It was quite a

language-shock for a lot of them (leaving the culture-shock aside).

Greg Downing/NYU

At 09:20 PM 8/5/97 -0400, you wrote:

Dear Aaron,

I suggest you contact the American School in St. John's Wood, London NW8,

or another similar establishment in Cobham, Surrey -- you'll find American

families thicker than flies at a Methodist picnic.

Orin Hargraves

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]