eye dialect

Salikoko Mufwene mufw at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Mon Mar 26 01:03:51 UTC 2001


At 07:54 PM 3/25/2001 -0500, Dennis Preston wrote:
>>I use 'dialect' very broadly (to cover social and stylistic levels).
>>I think I'm not alone. For me, thereefore, since 'gonna' reflects an
>>actual pronunciation difference (however badly), it is not
>>'eye-dialect.'
Is "eye dialect" a transparent compound? Or is it so only to some extent
but not fully a transparent one? Does "dialect" in "eye dialect" have the
same meaning as "dialect" in "English dialects?"

Sali.


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