Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 14:23:06 -700

From: Warren Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]US.DYNIX.COM

Subject: Re: Double modals in Utah

On Wed, 29 Jun 1994, Marianna Di Paolo wrote:

Tom Clark forwarded the message from Keith Russell to me in which he

commented on Tom's claim that Ogdenites used double modals. The first

one I may have ever heard in Utah may have been from a student from

Ogden. I have noted many others since then. I would be VERY

surprised if natives of Utah Valley (as opposed to all the

out-of-state students at BYU) did not use DMs. But I am not in Salt

Lake City now (I am at Bryn Mawr for an institute) and can't check my

folder in which I collect slips of paper of Utah DMs until late July.

In any case, I think that there are several Utah double modals in one

of the footnotes to my AmSp article on DMs.

Thanks for the information, Marianna. I guess I'll have to listen _extra_

hard now 8-).

Do you remember specifically which double modals you encountered, so I can

better focus my listening?

Keith Russell