Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 15:33:57 CST From: salikoko mufwene Subject: Re: Pronounciation of Oxymoron -Reply In Message Tue, 12 Sep 1995 13:02:19 CDT, "Donald M. Lance" writes: >Remember that what's REAL is idiolect, not dialect, the latter being a >construct hypothesized by linguists or school teachers or politicians >or whoever. Is 'idiolect" really more REAL than 'dialect'? Aren't both abstractions relative to speech? Or are you just speaking about levels of abstraction? Sali. *********************************************************************** Salikoko S. Mufwene University of Chicago Dept. of Linguistics 1010 East 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637 s-mufwene[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 312-702-8531; fax: 312-702-9861