Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 16:57:42 EST From: Allan Metcalf Subject: Private languages Is anyone expert on private languages - e.g. Pig Latin, twin language, Boontling, Cockney slang? Or are there any good studies of private languages, especially the first two sorts? Offhand I can't think of any, aside from routine mention in textbooks. A reporter from New Jersey has inquired about this. It revealed a gap in my knowledge. I said I'd ask around. (I see reporters as opportunity, not nuisance. But that's another story.) Thanks very much. Allan Metcalf AALLAN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM