Date: Sat, 28 May 1994 13:47:10 -0700

From: "Joseph B. Monda" monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SEATTLEU.EDU

Subject: Re: Textual Dialect & Literacy

On Thu, 26 May 1994, Clayton Gillespie wrote:

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

word choice.)

The work done on Middle English Dialects by I think Moore, Meech and


Joe Monda