Date: Mon, 6 May 1996 15:54:55 -0500 From: "DICK HEABERLIN, ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY" Subject: Re: Th Linguistic Autobiography Speaking of Shirley stories--Southeast Texas Dialect-- and autobiography, I think immediately of Mary Karr's _The Liars Club_, which is a feast for anyone familiar with, or interested in, southeast Texas dialect. Dick Heaberlin, who grow up in Orange, before it became part of the Golden Triangle.