next store (= next door)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Sat Jun 22 20:56:42 UTC 2002

Labov has an article (or presentation?) somewhere on this kind of
misanalysis, doesn't he?  I can't find it right now, but maybe someone else
can.  I hear a shift of final consonant to initial position in the
following word (the impetus for Labov's study, I believe) all the time on
local radio, and also on NPR.

At 09:33 PM 6/21/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Thanks to Jim Landau for confirming "next store" and adding "the
>safternoon".  It reminded me of a phrase my mother used to use, saying
>that someone putting on airs was acting like  "Mrs. Astor's poodledog".
>I interpreted this mentally as "Mrs. Astrous Poodledog", imagining this
>ostentatiously wealthy woman, and only a few years ago, when it came
>to mind, I suddenly realized the misanalysis.
>         Rudy

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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