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Re: OT DID & idolect (was: OT Glo'al stops & schizophrenics)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Thursday, January 19, 2006, 18:43
Ray Brown wrote:
> I wondered if people with DID do exhibit differences in idiolect in > their different personae. As this is off-topic, maybe I should first do > some Googling on the matter and not add a YAOTT (yet another off-topic > thread) to the list. ;)
Well yes, but... :-) (Unless someone has had professional or personal experience with the question, we're unlikely to get an authoritative answer.) All I know is what I've seen in the movies ("Three Faces of Eve" for one) or various TV dramas-- and in a recent one, a man with DID had an alternate personality who seemed to be a rather nasty woman with a (US) southern accent. The man himself was not from the South. -------------------------------------
> > You probably mean "people who have dissociative identity disorder" > > (formerly "multiple personality disorder"). I have no idea. > > You're are quite correct. Thanks for the clear explanation. I think in > popular usage there is much confusion over these terms....(snip). > > I assume from your description of schizophrenia above that there are > different degrees of schizophrenia. Certainly towards the end of his > life my father was given to hallucination, which seem to get > progressively worse; there was indeed a split between his reality and > that which others perceived. But there was certainly no identity disorder. >
As someone replied, that sounds more like senile dementia (perhaps a side affect of Alzheimer's?); my late mother had, I think, similar problems.