Date: Mon, 3 Oct 1994 16:05:00 EDT


Subject: Re: dialect leveling

On Mon, 3 Oct 1994 10:44:56 -0400 "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA

.EDU said:

The first citation that I know about for the effects of army personnel on

dialect is McDavid's "Postvocalic -r in South Carolina: A Social

Analysis" (AmSp 23, 1948), which suggests that the influx of army people

might be changing patterns of use of -r in SC. The best recent article is,

I think, J. K. Chambers' article in *Language* (1992) called "Dialct

Acquisition", which is the product of a long period of work and has lots

of references.

As a South Carolinian, I would like to know what you are talking about!

Regards, Bill

University of Georgia Internet: billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Athens, GA 30602-6205 Bitnet: wakjengl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga


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