End of ADS-L Digest - 4 Aug 1997 to 5 Aug 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 5 Aug 1997 to 6 Aug 1997 There are 8 messages totalling 228 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Informants 2. HBO and TV 3. devel. of flaccid /flaesid/ pron.? (3) 4. Garcia (Marquez) 5. 6. Is ... is ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 12:59:51 +0100 From: Aaron Drews Subject: Re: Informants Actually, I'm looking for Americans that have been in some contact with RP/ScSE for at least a year, and still are in contact with it. "Fresh off the boat" would be great if I could afford a longitudinal study, but a three year degree doesn't allow for much. Thanks, though, Aaron On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote: }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]nyu.edu or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]is2.nyu.edu } ___________________________________________________________________________ Aaron E. Drews aaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ling.ed.ac.uk Supervised Postgraduate Student http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron The University of Edinburgh +44 (0)131 650-3485 Department of Linguistics fax: +44 (0)131 650-3962