ACCENT: Re: Lines Overheard ...

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 14 04:19:58 UTC 2001

At 10:59 AM -0400 9/14/01, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>Could the speaker have possibly meant ACCENT in the sense of 'focus'? That is
>to say, the speaker didn't like the direction that it appeared that the
>teacher was taking the course in? Lots of people use ACCENT that way.
>In a message dated 8/18/2001 7:15:47 AM, lanehart at ARCHES.UGA.EDU writes:
><< I guess we haven't made as much progress as we'd like to think.   --SL
>>Subject: Lines Overheard in the Starbucks, 08/16/01
>>"The only reason I am dropping the class is because of the teacher. I
>  >don't like her accent."
>  >
The only way I can take the above is the phonological one; I can't
imagine in being used anywhere I've lived to refer to the content,
focus, or direction of the course "she" teaches.


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