dialect in novels

Salikoko Mufwene mufw at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Fri Mar 2 16:25:41 UTC 2001


At 09:14 AM 3/2/2001 -0500, Bib Fitzke wrote:
>Or, perhaps, when enough of the exceptions coalesce to form a new rule
>of their own; sort of a "rule within a rule". A type of speciation?
>
"Speciation" presupposes some sort of common evolutionary history, a sort of
divergence after evolving together. Would that be the case here?

Sali.

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