Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 08:39:56 -0500
From: Alan R Slotkin ARS7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]TNTECH.EDU
Subject: Re: replying to individuals
Sorry for not changing the subject line.
I am just beginning work on a dialectal form from mid-TN that creates
problems because of its complete difference from presumably standard
American usage: *don't care to*. For example, on a test I just graded, a
student wrote the following: When she started a poem, she (Emily Dickinson)
did not care to change subjects after the first line; as when she says, *Let
me tell you about the sunrise...," then she changes to the passage of time.
Has anyone else encountered this form around the southeast? Does anyone
remember seeing it covered in any article or other work?
I appreciate all input.
ARS7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]tntech.edu