Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 10:27:54 -0600 From: Rick Arons Subject: Re: A Query Re: Dialect change. See if Thomason & Kaufman, Language contact, creolization, and genetic linguistics, has anything for you. It deals with languages, not dialects, but I'm sure some of the same constructs could apply. Rick Arons St. John's University Collegeville, MN "You see, ... it's really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week we take a holiday and go nowhere, which was just where we were going when you came along." -N. Juster