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