[Ads-l] Yale Grammatical Diversity Project - Slate

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Tue Jun 30 00:28:17 UTC 2015


I had to repunctuate and emend the last sentence to make sense of it:

Often, such judgments are the result of recency or incorrectness illusions;
the assumption that a nonstandard expression is nascent [? -- "recent'],
when in fact it has been around for decades; or just wrong.

GAT

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 7:27 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
wrote:

> I have no idea why I'm supposed to come again. This is an article about a
> project that Laurence Horn is involved in if that helps. BB
>
>  Wilson Gray <mailto:hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>> June 29, 2015 at 4:11 PM
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>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 6:38 PM, Benjamin Barrett<gogaku at ix.netcom.com>
>> wrote:
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>>  According to Zanuttini and Horn, the negative reactions many people have
>>> to, say, Appalachian varieties of English are not inherent reactions to
>>> grammar or word order but rather =E2=80=9Cpersonal judgments about the
>>> sp=
>>>
>> eakers
>>
>>> who use them.=E2=80=9D Often, such judgments are the result of recency or
>>> incorrectness illusions, the assumption that a nonstandard expression is
>>> nascent, when in fact it has been around for decades, or just wrong.
>>>
>>>
>> Come again?
>>
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>> Benjamin Barrett <mailto:gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM>
>> June 29, 2015 at 3:38 PM
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>> http://slate.me/1Hr6vCD
>>
>> Caroline Zola discusses the project in "Documenting the Diversity of
>> American English."
>>
>> One snippet:
>>
>> =====
>> According to Zanuttini and Horn, the negative reactions many people have
>> to, say, Appalachian varieties of English are not inherent reactions to
>> grammar or word order but rather Ć¢EURoepersonal judgments about the
>> speakers
>> who use them.Ć¢EUR? Often, such judgments are the result of recency or
>> incorrectness illusions, the assumption that a nonstandard expression is
>> nascent, when in fact it has been around for decades, or just wrong.
>> =====
>>
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George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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