jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Nov 1 15:34:52 UTC 1999
Look like sweaters to me!
--- "Aaron E. Drews" <aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I've enclosed a picture of an item of clothing.
> What I'm wondering is:
> would anybody call this item of clothing a
> sweatshirt? If you don't call it
> a sweatshirt, do you think younger people do, or
> your colleagues and peers?
> The reason I ask is because I'm noticing quite a few
> people calling this a
> sweatshirt in my data, where I would expect either
> sweater or jumper. What
> I want to know is if "sweatshirt" is a legitimate
> variant in any variety of
> American English, or if my subjects are finding a
> way of avoiding having to
> say either sweater or jumper, or if my subjects just
> plain can't tell the
> difference from this picture.
> Thanks for any help!
> Aaron E. Drews The
> University of Edinburgh
> http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron Departments of
> English Language and
> aaron at ling.ed.ac.uk Theoretical &
> Applied Linguistics
> "MERE ACCUMULATION OF OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE IS NOT
> ATTACHMENT part 2 image/jpeg name=jumper.JPG;
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