Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 07:45:52 -0600 From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU Subject: Re: Conscious Learning of Accent On Sat, 12 Mar 1994, Donald M. Lance wrote: > fronting. The Ozarkers do make these subtle changes. I don't have much > contact with students in Agriculture, Business. or Engineering, but I > suspect that they make less effort to change than the Arts & Sciences > students do. My students also tell of changing accent when they go home > (like the Yali from Sparta in the video "American Tongues"). This, I'd > say, is "consciously changing accent" to some degree. Biloquiality, > with conscious effort at some age. Maybe others will want to expand on this > complex topic. Natural-sounding biloquiality may be hard to accomplish. > Tim seems to be suggesting that it's impossible. DMLance > Don, I'm stil catching up so I haven't seen the responses. Meanwhile, on your guess about engineering students: Remember all those non-Inland Northern speaking engineers we use to hear from NASA on space shot telecasts? Tim