Date: Mon, 3 Oct 1994 09:40:50 -0500 From: Alan R Slotkin Subject: dialect leveling I have a student (undergraduate in an intro. ling. course) who wants to do a paper concerning the leveling of dialects among persons who move around a good bit. As an "army brat" she's had her own native dialect essentially obliterated through contacts, and is extremely interested in pursuing the topic. Does anyone have references, suggestions, etc., that would help her in this regard? I'd really appreciate your responses. If there is enough material to warrant it, I'll put a summary out to the list. Please respond directly to me: Alan Slotkin, Tn Technological Univ. ARS7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TNTECH.EDU