valley talk

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Oct 18 00:58:10 UTC 2002

At 2:03 PM -0400 10/17/02, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>At 01:16 PM 10/17/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>>At 12:51 PM -0400 10/17/02, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>>>Frank Zappa's daughter has apparently studied Valley Girl Talk (her
>>>generation shaped it, after all), but I can't pull up a ref. off the top of
>>>my head.  Other sociolinguists have too, of course.
>>That's Moon Unit Zappa, if you're doing a search.
>Thanks!  I believe Birch Moonwomon has also written on it.

And in today's political column (NYT A33), Safire talks about how if
San Fernando Valley does in fact secede from L.A. they're already set
with their own linguistic identity.  (Fer sher.   Grody to the max.
Like, omigod.)    Of course, the claim that 'for a generation,
"valley girls" have had their own dialect' may be a bit of an


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