Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Dec 5 05:17:34 UTC 2001

some additions to the southern/south midlands/aave list of
forestressed nouns: DEtroit, UMbrella, JUly, CIgar, HOtel/MOtel.

(there are a also fair number with alternative stressings, both
presumably "general american", listed in u.s. dictionaries: address,
moustache, romance, chauffeur [all nouns].)

a grad student here points out that fasold & wolfram (1970) list
POlice, HOtel, and JUly as representative shifted words in aave
("Negro dialect" back then), and that others have cited this same
list, somewhat extended, since then.

arnold (zwicky at

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