Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 18:14:33 -0500 From: Carrie Crockett Subject: reflexives In response to the request for information concerning dialect differences and reflexives, I can say that I've certainly found people from my region (Memphis) and maybe from the South in general to use reflexives in more contexts and sometimes in more forms than people from other regions of this country. I myself frequently say things like "Get you some," "I'm gon eat me a ton of X tonight," or "Order you whatever you want," where speakers of a different dialect might not have a reflexive at all or else might have yourself or myself instead of me or you. These are my perceptions, but I don't know of any references on the subject. Carrie Leigh Crockett Sociolinguistics, Georgetown crocketc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]