Date: Mon, 5 Dec 1994 09:23:34 EST
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: RE /bijl/
Mike Montgomery gave an interesting tajk on just this issue some 10 yejurs
ago at CEA in Ashville. He might could have published the data he presented
in the talk, but ifn he did, I can't rightly say. Y'all might ask him.
Longer ago than that, James H. Sledd responded to comments made by
Montgomery about Sledd's objectivity in "Breaking, Umlaut, and the Southern
Drawl," Language 42.1 (1966): 18-41. Sledd distributed about a
thirty-page, single-spaced handout, which included spectrographs of his own
pronunciation. I no longer have a copy of that handout (that I can find).
At the end of the session, which Montgomery chaired, Mufwene stood up and
said some diplomatic things to fill the embarrassing void. It was another
one of those ADS-last-morning-on-the last-day-SAMLA sessions in which all
the hangovers seemed to generate cotton in the artificial hotel air.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
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