Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 10:50:19 -0600
Subject: Fargo

Hello everyone--I have recently subscribed to this list for the purpose of
obtaining some help writing a paper, but I have been enjoying reading the
messages immensely. Here is my dilemma: I am taking an intro. Linguistics
class (grad. level but my first exposure), and I would like to write a
paper about the north central (or upper midwest?) dialect, particularly as
it is portrayed, etc. in the movie Fargo. I chose this topic since most of
my family came from northern Wisc. and I have been surrounded by this
speech (in a much less exaggerated form of course) all my life. So far I
am having little luck finding any scholarly sources--I may be looking in
the wrong indices since I am a lit. major. Can anyone help me--or at least
steer me in the right direction?

Linda McMillan
lindi[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]netnitco. com