Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 17:38:39 -0500 From: sonja lanehart Subject: Survey help again 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 variety. Thanks for your help in advance. 1. He doesn't knows his wife's phone number. 2. Give me tens dollar. 3. He waiting for ten minutes before he left. 4. At least he knew you have a phone. 5. He likes a-hunting. 6. 'preach' rhymes with 'latch' 7. 'pen' rhymes with 'bun' 8. 'thick' is pronounced like 'sick' 9. 'thing' rhymes with 'bong' 10.'math' rhymes with 'cad' 11. I don't be eat that stuff. 12. I want coming with. 13. The principal in his office yesterday. 14. There are five kids in them family. 15. He done sell all that. ************************************************************************* Sonja L. Lanehart Department of English My office: (706) 542-2260 Park Hall ENG office/message: (706) 542-1261 University of Georgia Fax: (706) 542-2181 Athens, GA 30602-6205 E-mail: lanehart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] *************************************************************************