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 > word choice.) > 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. Tim Frazer