Date: Fri, 25 Feb 1994 10:30:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: Re: Regional variation in BE Glad to see Rudy Troike bring up the old war-horse of bilingual reduplication. (Please don't ask why linguists say 'reduplication' instead of 'duplicate' or 'replicate'!) My favorite over the years has been the Hawaii toponym 'The Napali Cliffs' which is 'The The Cliffs Cliffs.' This beats by one item all the well-known 'The El...' forms (E.g., 'The El Toro Motel'),and I have never heard any such form as 'The El Rancho Ranch.' Dennis Preston 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]msu.bitnet