Date: Sun, 13 Mar 1994 14:46:37 -0600 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: Actors & Accent Someone mentioned the way l"earl dialect" focuses on salient features that people are familiar with. See the c. 1940 film "Sargeant York" with Gary Cooper. Everyone in York's upland Tennessee hometown uses categorical a-prefixing; i don't believeyou everhear a progressive without the prefix. If that was ever categorical in Appalachian speech I'll eat my hat. Tim Frazer