Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 18:37:57 -0800 From: "Alan S. Kaye" Subject: Re: The great California freeway isogloss revisited More native speaker data froma southern Californian (who lived in Berkeley for 4 years, too): In giving directions, I can say both (free variation?): Get on (the) 91. Then take (the) 55 into the 405. Gte off at XYZ. To delete the last 'the' is very, very 'iffy'. (Typo above: 'Get'.) I can't believe that with 40 yars of TG-GB, etc., all this has not been studied to death. Come on guys and gals: there has got to be a ton of publications on this stuff. --Alan Kaye-- akaye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]