End of ADS-L Digest - 19 Jan 1995 to 20 Jan 1995 ************************************************ There are 15 messages totalling 326 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. 2 pl (7) 2. 2 pl. 3. (2) 4. Address 5. TV and dialect (3) 6. 2 pl, "Yankee" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 1995 22:10:52 -0800 From: bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GARNET.BERKELEY.EDU Subject: Re: 2 pl In my speech, gender-neutral "guys" isn't restricted to the vocative; I can also use it to refer to a group of women in deictic expressions like "those guys." Again, this seems to be a pretty general feature; no one has ever commented on it to me (and I hang with some serious feminists, all over the country). Best, Mary Bucholtz Department of Linguistics University of California, Berkeley bucholtz[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]garnet.berkeley.edu