LINGUIST List 10.1238

Mon Aug 23 1999

Qs: Bilingualism and ID, American Dialects

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  1. Brigitte Lambert, Bilingualism and identity
  2. Yukiko Yoshino, r-lessness in American Dialects

Message 1: Bilingualism and identity

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 03:41:05 PDT
From: Brigitte Lambert <>
Subject: Bilingualism and identity

I am a student at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia,
researching the subject of bilingualism and identity. At the moment I
am compiling a reading list for my Honours thesis and would be
grateful for information on relevant publications and/or contacts with
others working on this topic.

With kind regards,
Brigitte Lambert
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Message 2: r-lessness in American Dialects

Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 15:00:40 +0900
From: Yukiko Yoshino <>
Subject: r-lessness in American Dialects

Dear Sir/Madam;

My name is Yukiko Yoshino. I'm currently a senior undergraduate at
Miyazaki Municipal University in Japan.

I am studying Dialects of American English in order to write
graduation thesis which title is "Regional distribution of r-lessness
in American English"

However, I have difficulty in finding the articles about this area,
because I live in Japan. I want to investigate the regional
distribution of a phonetic feature - a postvocalic /r/ in terms of
historical development.

Would you tell me some articles as to these fields ?

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely Yours,

Yukiko Yoshino

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