End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Jan 1996 to 17 Jan 1996 ************************************************ There are 15 messages totalling 322 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. A Query 2. Fwd: Born today: Roget 3. Piggin (Bucket) -Reply (2) 4. Theatre/ -er -Reply 5. "street arab" (2) 6. Qs: NPR Pronunciation 7. Theatre/ -er (2) 8. The Rat Pack is a rodent lighter (3) 9. Flaming 10. A rodent lighter ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 08:16:19 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: A Query Paul Kerswill's Dialects Converging, Oxford Univ. Press (especially Chapter 6) looks at different linguistic levels and the degree of accommodation rural migrants (to Bergen, Norway) make. Although morpho-lexical stuff is 'easier' to acquire than pohonology, the acquisition of phonological factors (even after age 16) is greater than that suggested in some of the other literature cited here so far. >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]morehead-st.edu >Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 >Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 >(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Dennis R. Preston Department of Linguistics and Languages Michigan State University preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu