Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 14:03:07 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" 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. Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower | (423) 974-6965 | FAX (423) 974-6926 Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at