influence of Russian on AE

Salikoko Mufwene mufw at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Tue Feb 8 21:22:28 UTC 2000

At 02:04 PM 2/8/2000 -0500, Beverly wrote:

  I suspect your student has heard of the colonial
>Russian contact with natives and thinks it still persists.
I believe Copper Island Aleut, a combination of Russian and Aleut (on the
pattern of Michif--French and Cree) is still spoken. Of course that does
not prove Russian influence on English.


Salikoko S. Mufwene                        s-mufwene at
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