Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dialect Coach Robert Easton Dies

Robert Easton dies at 81; Henry Higgins of Hollywood

Robert Easton, dialect coach, has died. In 1999 I sat behind him at a Methods in Dialectology conference in Newfoundland and watched him take phonetic notes of the speaker, a Canadian from the area. Fascinating. (I couldn't tell you the topic of the speaker's presentation.) A colorful and interesting person.

Picture from the DARE Newsletter 2002

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