Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1993 16:59:30 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: Diversity of accents In Message Mon, 22 Nov 1993 13:07:00 CST, Cynthia Bernstein writes: >The article Sali mentions, claiming the disappearance of American >dialect diversity, reminds me of one that appeared last February in >the New York Times. I'm afraid it's the impression of the media that >the media are making us all sound alike. Some of us may soon be seeking >other employment. >Cynthia Bernstein, Auburn U Sorry, Cynthia. I made a comment on the report from Cathy Ball. Making allowance for media distortions in reporting academic positions, I just thought the intention must have been to entertain subscribers to the ADS List. Salikoko S. Mufwene Linguistics, U. of Chicago s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 312-702-8531