"Regional speech may be fading, but..."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 20 20:47:36 UTC 2008

Other than that dubious starting premise, this is a sorta fun piece
on the "Dutchified" English of Lancaster, PA and environs in today's
Times, with a lot of nice (if not particularly novel) data:

One cute feature that I'm sure has been commented on by others is the
(unsurprising) resemblance of the syntax of the dialect being
described to that of Yinglish (mutatis mutandis, so it's "Throw
Father down the stairs his hat" instead of "Throw Mama from the train
a {kiss/knish}").


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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