Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 21:54:44 -0500
From: "Albert E. Krahn" krahna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MILWAUKEE.TEC.WI.US
Subject: NCTE Recording of dialects
Timothy C. Frazer said:
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 1996 10:53:33 -0500
Subject: Re: recordings of American English
In 1958 Raven McDAvid and someone else--sorry I can't remember--produced
a 33 1/3 RPM record entitled "Americans Speaking", available from the
National Council of Teachers of English. It's not comprehensive-- all
the speakers are white, there's no evidenc of Northern cities shift--but
there are good examples of cultivated white speech from Alabama (the
r-less part), e. Kentucky, Philadelphia, N YOrk City, Boston, and a
couple of others. There is one of Madiosn Wisconsin too but it doesn't
sound right to me.
I think I have a copy of it down at the office. I may have played it once.
I believe there is a script with it.
Idunno how dose Madisonians speak (I onney lived dere for about 18 munts),
but we Mwaukeeans tawk funny a lot, aina?
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