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.