Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 23:22:10 -0400
From: Clayton Gillespie CLAYKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DELPHI.COM
Subject: Textual Dialect & Literacy
Howdy (all?) y'all!
I have two quick (but not especially easy) questions:
1) Does anyone know of work that attempts dialectological study on
the basis of textual evidence alone. (I.e. phonology is completely
ignored, and preferably syntactical difference is privileged over
2) Does anyone know of work relating literacy to dialect. I am asking
about literary competence in the home spoken dialect (English or
non-English) in the U.S.
Thanks for your attention.
- Clayton Gillespie
Electra Software & Consulting
clayke[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]delphi.com