Fwd: [VAR-L] highschool

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Oct 7 22:56:35 UTC 2012

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> From: Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
> Subject: Re: [VAR-L] highschool
> Date: October 7, 2012 3:52:25 PM PDT
> To: Ron Smyth <smyth at UTSC.UTORONTO.CA>
> On Oct 7, 2012, at 11:51 AM, Ron Smyth wrote:
>> I wish it had never been named Canadian Raising because we keep hearing people telling us that it's not really ours.  We know that already!
> there's no good solution here: no mere label can serve as a definition.  another label will still be deficient, but in a different way; "/aj/-raising", for instance, doesn't specifiy the context, or say anything about its sociolinguistic distribution.
> arnold

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