Teaching With a Kentucky Accent

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Dec 12 12:36:57 UTC 2002


I am from Louisville, and I have taught and studied my entire
professional life at Wisconsin, Ohio State, SUNY, and now Michigan
State. I have an enormous set of put-downs, one-liners, quick
come-backs, and even detailed arguments (the last the least
effective) to use against NLBs (Northern Language Bigots). Stay in
touch if you need me.


I am going to be teaching soon and I have a very large fear of how I will
sound to my class with my kentucky accent.  Especially if I leave the state.

Candace Cool

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic,
      Asian & African Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
e-mail: preston at msu.edu
phone: (517) 353-9290

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