More specifics on "Baseball been berry berry good to me"
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Dec 6 15:55:46 UTC 2002
dInIs, in response to me:
>Having done research among Indiana farmboys (albeit not in the area
>of their sexual preferences), I have not yet encountered the
>astonishing /v/---> /b/ you describe. Since several of my doctoral
>candidates (will this never end!) are writing dissertations on
>various aspects of Midwestern English (sic), we hope you will be
>willing to share your tapes so we can look at this phenomenon more
closer inspection of my fieldnotes suggests that this is a one-off
imitation of SNL. i hope to investigate further soon; the informant
in question is now, no surprise, living in san francisco. tapes
might be inadvisable, however.
arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)
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