Dennis R. Preston preston at MSU.EDU
Fri Jan 21 18:16:11 UTC 2005


Yes, I (in)famously recently said in a talk that "African Americans
and Appalachian immigrants are retarded in their acquisition of the
Northern Cities Shift."

Course in my opinion (from a purely affective point of view of
course), it ain't no better kind of retardation to have than that
which holds off the NCS, but some folk did have to take others aside
and explain Kindly Old Perfessor Preston's rhetorical ineptitude.

Please don't do the same with the above.


>On Jan 21, 2005, at 6:55 AM, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>>...It's you people who don't assimilate who are driving this country
>>to ruin.
>just wanted to see that accusation again, out of context.

Dennis R. Preston
University Distinguished Professor
Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic,
        Asian and African Languages
Wells Hall A-740
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 USA
Office: (517) 353-0740
Fax: (517) 432-2736

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