Speech of NYC

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 16 20:38:40 UTC 2007

At 4:22 PM -0400 7/16/07, George Thompson wrote:
>I wrote the entry on the speech of NYC for the original edition of
>the Encyclopedia of New York City, an assignment that I was in no
>way qualified to tackle, but one of the sub-editors said "we've got
>a deadline and if you don't write it, one of us will have to"
>Now I'm being asked to revise this article for a new edition.
>If any of you are interested in writing a fresh 800 word survey of
>this topic. without compensation other than your name at the end and
>a sense that you have done a good deed, please let me know.  Or if
>any of you are willing to look over what I had originally written
>and suggest improvements.
>This article has been on my conscience for ten years or so.
I'm happy to volunteer Geoff Nunberg for the assignment.  Geoff, are
you out there?


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