Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 09:18:24 CST

From: Ellen Johnson Ellen.Johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]INETGW.WKU.EDU

Subject: Re[2]: Southern accent -

Yes, there are kids in Southern high schools who sound Northern.

One such is the son of one of my professors at UGA. After the boy's

voice changed, he was indistinguishable from his dad on the phone,

with a pronounced Northeastern dialect. These kids tend to be

outsiders of a sort because they don't identify at all with the local

culture and hence don't adopt the local speech patterns. They are

a small minority, but are probably overrepresented among your sample

at Princeton.

ellen.johnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]