Date: Sat, 12 Mar 1994 12:09:40 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Actors & Accent Re Don Lance's comment on younger listeners not noticing the variability in Costner's "British accent" in his Robin Hood, I suspect the familiar factor of noticing that which is different and overlooking that which is the same (the JFK "Cubar"/"vigah" syndrome) may be at work for people focusing on the message content rather than the form (as linguists are congenitally doomed to do). --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]