End of ADS-L Digest - 31 Dec 1993 to 1 Jan 1994 *********************************************** There are 2 messages totalling 59 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Regional variation in BE 2. Headache ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Jan 1994 08:00:53 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Regional variation in BE > Another items was > evidence that older speakers in Texas had the /IN/:/EN/ distinction, but that > it had been lost among younger speakers. This evidence considerably confounds > the view that the lack of the distinction is an original diagnostic of BE. Research that Guy Bailey and I did in Texas and Mississippi in the early '80s (some of it from tapes made earlier than that) found more such evidence. We found the /In/:/En/ distinction present among older speakers regardless of race and absent among younger speakers regardless of race. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu) (behind in mail)