End of ADS-L Digest - 25 May 1994 to 26 May 1994 ************************************************ There are 18 messages totalling 404 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Textual Dialect & Literacy 2. Red Rover (6) 3. Red Rover play action (3) 4. Ringaleavio/Capture the Flag (4) 5. Alaska versions of pile and soda 6. games kids play 7. Pissed off 8. Earliest reference to "Mooning" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 26 May 1994 23:22:10 -0400 From: Clayton Gillespie 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 word choice.) 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