Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1993 14:06:07 -0500 From: "J. Chambers" Subject: Re: diversity of accents revisited I just sent a message to you ADS networkers in response to Tim Frazer & Rudy Troike, who were at the top of my message list (i.e., the most recent) when I signed on. Then, as I worked my way down (temporally as well as list-wise) I discovered that my message should have been more general because Natalie and others have been looking in vain for a discussion in print on the issue. So I am pleased to say that my chapter in Dennis's ADS centennial vol. includes that discussion on pp. 138-40 (plus cross refs to other parts of that chapter). As far as I know, it is the only discussion so directly on that topic--or so generally. But I cite a couple of articles (Ervin-Tripp, Labov, perhaps some others) that impinge upon it. I look at my e-mail about once a week on average, and I often wish it accumulated with the oldest at the top, so I could follow the chronology without having to reconstruct it. --Jack