Addition request: alsatian
cowan at ccil.org
Wed Jan 9 07:34:53 CET 2008
Doug Ewell scripsit:
> "en-US" and "en-CA" mean, roughly, English with specific features
> generally thought to be characteristic of the United States and Canada,
> respectively. They do not imply that there is a significant dialectical
> boundary between, say, Detroit and Windsor.
Actually there is: Detroit is part of the Northern Cities Chain Shift,
and Windsor is not. See http://tinyurl.com/3a2ubb (a Google Books result
for p. 194 of Ronald Wardhaugh's _Introduction to Sociolinguistics_).
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