I Scream for Ice Cream

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Sep 2 19:40:15 UTC 1999


Canadian raising does not cross word boundaries?

dInIs (who was not taught to look both ways before he crossed word
boundaries as a child)

>A saying of my '30s and '40s childhood was "I scream, you scream, we all
>scream for ice cream." But it works better in AE than CE because of the
>Canadian Raising in "ice cream" stressed on the first syllable.
>Barbara Harris

Dennis R. Preston
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Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
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