End of ADS-L Digest - 24 Dec 1993 to 25 Dec 1993 ************************************************ There are 3 messages totalling 53 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. modren metathesis (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 25 Dec 1993 14:43:58 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: modren metathesis Anyone who used to listen, even occasionally, to Black radio stations before the Motown Sound pushed older traditions aside would have heard the Black Draught (a "tonic") ads that made use of regional variation in AAVE. The ads began with someone saying about three sentences. Then the ad-announcer would ask the auditors to guess where the speaker was from. Then after the spiel extolling the virtues of Black Draught (which had a much longer life than Hadacol), the announcer would reveal where the speaker was from. I found it interesting that I often could place the speakers, in part by comparing their phonology with that of Southern whites. DMLance