isoglosses for hw/w

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Wed Jan 30 14:53:20 UTC 2008

From:    ronbutters at AOL.COM

> Maybe not actual lies--we just understand variability better anymore.

True dat--but my line is more attention getting. :-)

> Still, Central Illinois & Upstate New York were prolly more
> influential on Utah (in non-AAVE) than was, say, Georgia, right?...

Also true. In fact, i presented a paper at a conference a few years ago
(and then proceeded never to finish writing it up) that presented good
demographic *and* linguistic evidence for that. I'm gonna have to go
find my data and whip it into shape, once i get time.

So, like, you know, sometime next century.


David Bowie                               University of Central Florida
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