Folk Awareness oif Dialect

Tim Frazer tcf at MACOMB.COM
Tue Dec 5 01:04:28 UTC 2000

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Odegard <markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2000 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: Folk Awareness oif Dialect

You wrote, "Iowa is the Heartland of the . . .General American Dialect."
No.  First, there is no such thing as General American.  A lot of
broadcasters speak Inland Northern, which is a regional dialect with extra
money and a leg up in systems of higher ed.  Moreover, Iowa has at least two
dialects.  As anyone in Iowa City about "Southern Iowa."  If you can tell
the difference, moreover, between Inland Northern (which my mother learned
in Chester, n. Iowa) and North Midland, you have three.
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