Date: Fri, 28 Jan 1994 11:43:36 +0100 From: Peter Trudgill Subject: Re: TV and dialect diversity There is such a claim (or at least a similar one) in my book DIALECTS IN CONTACT (Blackwells, 1986) pp. 40-41. Best wishes, Peter Trudgill Peter Trudgill FBA Professor of English Language and Linguistics Section d'anglais BFSH 2 University of Lausanne CH-1015 Lausanne Switzerland Phone: +41-21-692 4593 Fax: +41-21-692 4637/4510 Home Phone and Fax (CH): +41-21-728 1916 Home Phone and Fax (GB): +44-603-618036