Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Nov 27 19:43:29 UTC 2001

Ah kin.

>Dear Dennis,
>Hee-hee, yes, it is true, i was relying on my ioway stress rules--i always
>use these as examples of phonemic stress with my classes and they always nod
>their heads solemnly and tell me I am right.
>It is amazing what they will agree to, I guess. Still, I can't imagine even
>Jesse Helms talkin' bout Lincoln's Gettysburg ADDress and not meaning the
>street where he slept. Can you?
>Your friend,
>In a message dated 11/27/2001 7:15:53 AM, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:
><< Have you been out practicin yore stress since 10/31? The Ioway stress
>rules you got are way too complicated fer me. I ADDress the envelope
>one minute, and give a short ADDress to the audience the next.
>dInIs (one of whose students went to syntax class the other day and
>was told by the instructor that Professsor Preston's judgments about
>grammaticality were not trustworthy; in fact, the instructor
>reflected, they were dangerous) >>

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