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


Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 651-2900