Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man by John Porcellino

By John Porcellino

Diary of a Mosquito Abatement guy is the 1st in a sequence of books from l. a. Mano amassing the paintings of John Porcellino. Over the process 15 years and sixty four problems with his much-loved, self released 'zine KING-CAT Comics and tales, John has chronicled his lifestyles and the area round him with honesty, grace, and intelligence. "Diary" compiles tales from a decade's worthy of KING-CAT with reference to his years spent as a mosquito exterminator. From early, scratchy punk drawings to later, extra sophisticated paintings (as good as 30 brand-new pages created particularly for this edition...), John examines his time at the activity, and the way it affected his existence, his health and wellbeing, and his view of the realm.

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Variation variation variation (incl. -verb agreement agreement agreement/ no phonol. +/-phonol. +/- phonol. variation variation variation, (incl. north Fi) passive voice, no subj-verb agreement 8) (minä) minä mää, mä mie, (minä) (minä) (incl. north Fi) 8) (minä)-variable: StFi has the pronoun minä, which should be used when emphasized Since the verb carries the 1st p sg suffix as well, it is, according to this prescriptive view, not used otherwise. A main variant is the superregionally spread monosyllabic {mA}: mä 'I', which < previous page page_37 next page > < previous page page_38 next page > Page 38 further is considered the main Häme variant.

If one considers the changes indicated, some variables show new east Fi influence, (five instances together for both the southwest Fi and the Häme speakers; cf. underlined indications, Table 2). The difference compared to Finland is only to a limited extent a sharp, qualitative one. Some of the new east Fi influence indicates an extension with regard to the grammatical structure where the new variant is used, compared to the use observed in Finland. Some of the changes imply a closer connection to a standardized, or maybe rather a less dialectal, and therefore more superregional Finnish.

These matters bear more on the question of 'who is a Sweden Finn' now than they did only ten years ago. Still, the majority of Finnish-origin children either belong to all-Finnish families or to Finnish and Swedish families. , Lainio, 1989, cf. below). Studies covering the situation today have a more complex reality to account for (Huss, 1991; Sirén, 1991). , proportions of pupils continuing to secondary education was compared for Finnish background children to those of majority background), that the Finnish children did not indicate high social mobility in relation to their parents' generation.

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