Date: Tue, 24 Jan 1995 09:55:09 -0600 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" 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. Tim