Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 14:03:07 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU

Subject: The Linguistic Autobiography: Addendum

One of my students introduced her oral report by saying that she is

"functionally" bidialectal. She talks "standard," but sings "country."

She was taught to play the guitar by a country singer in eastern

Kentucky. She gave us a few details, then picked up her guitar and

demonstrated her skill by belting out a Johnny Cash number.


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