Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 17:23:49 -0400

From: Gregory {Greg} Downing downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IS2.NYU.EDU

Subject: Japanese Teens' Use of US English

A four-column article on Japanese teenagers' use of terms adapted from US

English as part of a secret "in" language (ko-gyaru-go =

high-school-gal-talk) appears on page 3 of the main section of today's

Sunday New York Times. Or, you can see it at the following URL:

If I'm recalling correctly, the site will make you register before giving

you access to the page, but it's free (for now anyway -- and I have no

financial interest in the NYTimes, I should maybe add). Since the URL has

"yr/mo/day" in it, I imagine the URL may change to some kind of archive

address starting as soon as Monday the 20th.

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]