Date: Mon, 3 Oct 1994 16:05:00 EDT From: Travis Kidd Subject: Re: dialect leveling On Mon, 3 Oct 1994 10:44:56 -0400 "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." 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 -Travis P.S. If you thought Alabama was a hard team to play, just wait till THIS Saturday! :-)