Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 10:44:33 -0400
From: Mary Brown Zeigler engmez[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANTHER.GSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Southern accent
As I was saying when my line time expired...
Three, even though the accents of Southerners, from Virginia to East
Texas, may not be the same as they were, even a generation ago, there
will be a Southern accent as distinguishable from a Northern one because
regionalism continues to exist. Lots of reasons for that: pride,
personal -group identity, lack of/limited interactive contact, Southern
teachers in Southern schools, and so on.
Some comments. A whole treatise could be written on this, more than one.
Mary B. Zeigler
Georgia State University
Department of English
mzeigler[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gsu.edu
Atlanta, GA 30303