Date: Sat, 10 Feb 1996 14:45:27 -0330 From: Trevor Porter Subject: Use of Ain't Hi folks, This is my first submission to this group, so I may as well introduce myself. Trevor Porter: I'm a graduate student studying Dialectology (Department of English Language and Literature) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Anyway, I'm enjoying the discussions and on to the query: Is anyone aware of a study, completed or otherwise, on the use of "ain't" and its variants in English? Thanks