Date: Tue, 1 Mar 1994 10:41:27 EST From: TERRY IRONS Subject: Re: there's Dear Theresa, In 1991 Deborah Schriffin presented a keynote address at the Mid-America Linguistics Meeting in Stillwater, OK entitled "Approaches to Topic in Discourse: They have and There Is." In her talk she reported quantitative information concerning discourse history information status and syntactic type of NPs in There is constructions. I don't know if this work has been published anywhere, but you might be able to contact Debbie and see if she has any quantitative info on agreement that may help you out. Terry Irons