End of ADS-L Digest - 15 Jul 1995 to 16 Jul 1995 ************************************************ There are 14 messages totalling 505 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. oj trial (5) 2. Personal 3. regional differences (2) 4. Case studies needed 5. AAVE/BEV/EBONICS/BAE AND WHAT NOT (2) 6. ? Regionalism: "Put up," "Up" (fwd) (2) 7. Woman/Lady, Hot as Tofet ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 07:16:55 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: oj trial > P.S. Perhaps for Natalie. Usually when I reply to a posting from the > list (using either pine or elm--why are mail programs named after > trees?), the reply goes to the list. In replying to Sali's posting, > however, the reply goes first to him and then to ADS-L as a cc. Any > explanations out there? Replies to Sali's postings go to him because for some reason he has set the 'reply-to' line that way. The list setting is 'reply-to=list,respect' -- which tells listserv to send replies to the list but to respect special requests like Sali's. Sorry to be late in replying. I've been out of town and didn't manage to stay even close to on top of all list mail even though I was checking my personal e-mail from time to time. Re the topic of "sounding black" (which I'm sure there's more list mail ahead on -- "ahead on" sounds weird): it has been my experience as both non-linguist (pre-linguist?) and linguist that yankees tend not to be able to distinguish between black and white Southern speech while most Southerners can (usually -- there are of course exceptions). I haven't followed the OJ trial at all and know nothing about this witness or anything else related to the trial, but I would say that the "sounding black" isn't universal enough (as in not all blacks "sound black," some whites might "sound black," not all listeners are able to judge) or definite enough to be useful in a trial. There are published results of various tape tests, btw, which I'm sure people have mentioned by now. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)