Date: Sat, 28 May 1994 22:26:43 -0500
From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: Textual Dialect & Literacy
On Thu, 26 May 1994, Clayton Gillespie wrote:
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
Yes--Norman Eliason, #Tarheel Talk#--pub in 50s? not sure.
CC Fries, #American English Grammar#, 1940s. Both use textual sources,
like letters. I don't remember just how much dialect is in Fries, but it
should be a good source.