"Chain shift" defined
HSTAHLKE at GW.BSU.EDU
Tue Jan 30 16:48:16 UTC 2001
I'm sure glad I escaped Michigan before the NCVS spread into rural
areas south of Detroit. I can only feel sorry for Dennis, who
grew up in one and is surrounded by the other.
>>> mkuha at BSUVC.BSU.EDU 01/30/01 10:01AM >>>
...by a student taking my Language and Society course: chain
shift is what
happens when "a word is mispronounced and over time it gets
trust all you people participating in the Northern Cities or in
Southern shifts will take note and mend your ways.
Mai Kuha mkuha at bsuvc.bsu.edu
Department of English (765) 285-8410
Ball State University
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