Shakespeare in ASL

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTK.EDU
Tue Jul 6 14:23:02 UTC 1999

On Tue, 6 Jul 1999, Dennis R. Preston wrote:

>PS: One nice thing (among many others) about being from the South Midland
>(i.e., Hillbilly) area is that nobody wants to translate Shakespeare into
>our variety, since the popular press has told us that us shit-kickers
>already speak Elizabethan English.

Come on, Dennis -- that"s "pure Elizabethian English."

When I first came to UTK, I routinely fielded calls from journalists
wanting to know if that wss true. One of the early ones was from the WSJ.


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