Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1993 01:07:51 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: modren metathesis Don, Merry Christmas (it is already, even in Arizona). I think it is healthy for ADS folk to be exposed to discussions about code-switching, since I think looking at CS can help clarify what is going on in style- shifting, or other "intralanguage" kinds of shifting, including producing forms like "modren". A lot of the same neurological mechanisms must be involved, not to mention the social ones. And even if it might seem that the ADS should restrict itself to examining English, Spanish/English CS is a major speech pattern for large numbers of US bilinguals, and so even on this ground should not be excluded. I would hope that the discussion might make some people curious enough to look into some of the literature. Rudy