Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 09:55:09 -0600

From: "Timothy C. Frazer" mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU

Subject: Re: TV and dialect

Jeff Allen responded to my comment on TV as an interactive medium

with exmamples of English loanwords in Carribean creoles, Cajun French,

and, speculatively, in Gullah. I would tend to agree. "Spin" has become

part of my own vocabulary,in the sense of image control.

But--and I should have been more specific--I was really thinking of

structural phenomena as phonology, phonetics, syntax, morphology. i

don't see TV as it now exists having much influence in these areas.

I don't think there's much chance that, as a result of TV, Cajuns will

start sounding like the NBC Handbook of Pronunciation.