Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 07:54:22 CDT

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: SECOL y'all

on the distribution of singular y'all in Oklahoma. He found that singular

y'all really did exist there---34.4% of his SOD respondents admitted to

using y'all singular, while 71.8% said that they would use y'all plural;

I had to miss Guy's plenary address that night, but isn't it true that

he has not actually found any instances of unambiguous singular y'all --

that what he has found is people who say that they do use it? What people

claim to do or not do in speech is sometimes quite different from what

they really do.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]