Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1996 13:22:53 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: On those Bobdolisms the familial example that bruce gives (besides being parentese-ish rather than bobdole-ish) sounds like it comes from a context where "daddy" is contradicting a statement made about "daddy". is this the same thing as the bobdolism? i don't think so. for example (made up, but not unlikely): X (to Y, with lynne present): Give that to Lynne, she'll do it. Lynne: Oh no, she/Lynne won't. there's an implication here that lynne doesn't like being talked/presumed about, and i think we get this to some degree in the nixon example too, but not in bob dole's usage. dole uses the third person actively, rather than reactively, so its effect is rather different for me. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA