Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 02:14:39 -0600
From: Mike Salovesh t20mxs1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Subject: Re: Survey help again--new participant
sonja lanehart asked for help on a survey:
We are about to pilot a survey on the attitudes and knowledge of pre- service teachers about
language variation. What I need this time is
for you to indicate if any of the sentences listed are plausible in
any variety of AMERICAN English. If the sentence is plausible, please tell me which variety
it is plausible in. If it is plausible in some other global variety of English, please tell which
I've taken your 15 survey items and divided them into three groups:
1) Sentences that could occur naturally in MY speech.
2) Sentences that sound plausible, or at least possible, for some
dialect(s) other than my own.
3) Sentences that don't sound like normal utterances in any dialect
that is familiar to me. (I omit most of them, below.)