Date: Sat, 12 Mar 1994 10:38:39 PST From: Ed Finegan Subject: Re: Actors & Accent I wonder whether attempts at foreign and regional and historical accents wouldn't be better viewed as a kind of "ear dialect" comparable to "eye dialect," where accuracy is not the object so much as suggestivity. Of course, there are cases where especially historical accuracy may be prized, and there are certainly some accentually impressive actors, but, as witeye dialect, the suggeson of a different world may be suffifor some p purposes. ALAS. Ed Finegan