Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1993 11:35:55 EST
From: BERGDAHL%A1.OUVAX.mrgate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Subject: Re: some U.S. "Midland" regionalisms
From: NAME: David Bergdahl
TEL: (614) 593-2783 BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]A1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX
To: NAME: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga.cc.uga.edu" MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga.cc.uga.edu"[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MRGATE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAX
Another way of thinking about Don Lance's "tentativity" is that it's a hedge.
Robin Lakoff suggested that hedges were more apt to be produced by women, but
rather than gender I think age is now involved. I remember 25 yrs. ago when I
first came to Ohio that progressives were being used on verbs I'd never heard on
before, but now I hardly ever hear them with eastern ears. Dopes anyone else
think of them as 'a generational thing'?
David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens
BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU