Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 22:08:03 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: urgent help needed Lynne, I did not see the Chronicle story that I know, but there is a reference in one of Deborah Tannen's books (with a summary in the text and a bibliographic reference in the notes section) of a carefully controlled study done by some one in communications at Ohio State U. where students heard various recorded voices (including native English speakers) matched with different faces, and had a harder time understanding the voices when matched with a "foreign" face. If you don't have easy access to the book, let me know and I could look it up tomorrow. Still, it is valuable to have these first-hand accounts of experiences. Usually the stories are amusing but apochryphal, not very helpful for footnoting a claim. There is of course an enormous literature on the area of language attitudes associated with guises, in the work of Wallace Lambert, Dick Tucker, and Roger Shuy, inter alia. Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]