Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 20:29:20 EST

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: A Query

In addition to the Chamber's article on acquisition of a new dialect, you

might consider looking at parts of Labov's Principles of Linguistic

Change that cover the work of J. Roberts, who looks at the acquisition the

Philadelphia dialect by people who migrate to Philadelphia. The focus is

on phonology.

Some of her work makes clear that age when migrating is crucial,

particularly in relation to acquiring the phonology.

Terry Irons



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