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Re: Language Change

From:Joe Mondello <rugpretzel@...>
Date:Friday, May 14, 1999, 0:20
In a message dated 5/13/99 7:20:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time, fortytwo@UFL.EDU

<< With adjectives, you may have a period of both occurring, that is, you'd
 sometimes have "white house", and sometimes "house white". >>
I assumed that, but what would cause that?  maybe exposure to the grammar of
a language that does the opposite (noun-adjective to your adjective noun or
vice versa).  any other reasons?  would the change more likely happen within
one sociolect/dialect and spread?

pacs precs
Joe Mondello