Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 11:04:47 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: Re: Southern accent -Reply
Mary B. Ziegler assures us that the "Southern accent" is not dying out
and will not. Maybe so -- I'll grant it for the sake of argument -- but... Here
we have the same question being asked by different people in the same
time frame. Evidently the IMPRESSION exists, at least for some, that the
Southern accent is melting into a generalized American speech pattern.
This prompts me to ask a metaquestion: What is causing this impression?
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
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