influence of russian on AE

Sonja L Launspach sllauns at CWIS.ISU.EDU
Tue Feb 8 18:32:17 UTC 2000

I have a student in my introductory language studies class who is claiming
that Russian is an important language which has influenced the dialects of
the West coast--Pacific northwest and Alaska. My sense is that its
influence would be limited--but I don't know for sure. Can anyone give me
some idea, so I can respond to this student who is phrasing this lack as a
serious flaw in the reading. For him the ommision of Russian calls into
question the validity of the entire chapter on history of dialects--the
reading is from Walt and Natalie's book on American English

Sonja Launspach
Sonja Launspach
Assistant Professor Linguistics
Dept.of English & Philosophy
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209
email: sllauns at

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