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.