Date: Tue, 11 Jan 1994 10:13:18 EST

From: "Joseph C. Salmons" salmons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MACE.CC.PURDUE.EDU

Subject: retroflex r

=Why is everybody so quiet this week?

= --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]


Well, maybe that's enough reason to ask an idle question:

What's the distribution, areal and/or social, of retroflex

vs. non-retroflex r in American English? Teaching in north

central Indiana, I hear both but don't see any obvious


joe salmons (salmons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]