Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1993 09:24:00 EST

From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET

Subject: Re: Sounding Northern

Ho-ho-ho. Don Lance may fool them show-me students into believing that Stanard

US English has its omphalos in Mission TX, but replications of the 'where do

they speak the most correct English' studies of the early 1980's still show

that MI speakers are as convinced now (as they were then) that MI English is

the very best. (Suprising new data: young MI college students are not nearly

as harsh in their judgments of the correctness and friendliness of US Southern

states English as they were a decade, and (most surprising), California has

become a tertiary area of incorrectness and unpleasantness.

Dennis Preston

22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet