End of ADS-L Digest - 26 Feb 1994 to 27 Feb 1994 ************************************************ There are 17 messages totalling 294 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. there's (5) 2. "Fall" as transitive verb (2) 3. Texas town names 4. 5. Prescriptivist horror stories 6. Removing myself from this service (2) 7. Strange symbols 8. attitude & prescription 9. [El[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]nojz] (2) 10. Spanish dialectologist consultant needed ASAP !! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 00:21:54 -0500 From: "Gregory J. Pulliam" Subject: Re: there's I've been paying attention to this trent for several years--have heard plural _there's_ in prepared speech [tv newscasts--"there's many reasons..."], in newspapers [Chicago Tribune], magazines [Newsweek, Time], as well as conversation. My own opinion is that its contractive nature is being lost at the "deep structure level" [whatever that may be], and it's become an inveterate expleteive. GPulliam HUMPULLIAM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]minna.acc.iit.edu