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

word choice.)

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


Joe Monda

"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.