Date: Sat, 28 May 1994 21:13:39 -0500
From: Charles F Juengling juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Textual Dialect & Literacy
On Sat, 28 May 1994, Joseph B. Monda wrote:
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
The work done on Middle English Dialects by I think Moore, Meech and
"Middle English Dialect Characteristics and Dialect Boundaries" by Moore,
Meech and Whitehall. In _Essays and Studies in English and Comparative
Literature_ Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press. 1935.