End of ADS-L Digest - 9 Dec 1993 to 11 Dec 1993 *********************************************** There are 8 messages totalling 182 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. some U.S. "Midland" regionalisms (2) 2. name that decade (5) 3. some U.S. "Midland" regional ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 FUNC: English TEL: (614) 593-2783 To: NAME: MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga.cc.uga.edu" 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