Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 20:29:20 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons 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 -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)