Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 21:31:07 -0400 From: Gregory {Greg} Downing 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]