Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 10:35:42 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: For "he says", like "he's all" . . .

If you're wise enough to be an American Dialect Society member, you will soon

enjoy "Sociolinguistic Variation and Discourse Function of Constructed

Dialogue Introducers: The Case of _be + like_" by Kathleen Ferrara and

Barbara Bell in the Fall 1995 issue of _American Speech_, soon to go to

press. I'm like, the title is heavy, but the content is cool. - Allan Metcalf