Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 23:42:38 -0500
From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON BHHUDSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GROVE.IUP.EDU
Subject: Re: Boston accent
Re American Tongues. The young man was indeed Italian, and his accent was a
source of embarrassment to his brothers and sisters (who also had South Boston
accents). I use the film in my introduction to sociolinguistics class and the
students always get a kick out of the way the young man justifies his use of
some of the most highly stigmatized forms.