Date: Thu, 11 Aug 1994 17:46:17 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Eye Dialect

Do any of you know who first used eye dialect? My wandering thoughts

early this morning (the ones that muddled my first posting on the

subject because I was thinking about one thing while writing about

another) have gotten me interested in the history of literary dialect

in general. I guess the history of eye dialect is tricky since, as has

been pointed out, the pronunciation of the writer is part of the picture.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]