Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 09:00:52 -0500
From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: Lexical choice?
Please respond to this post I received from a former student of mine.
Sort of an ADS-L Question for you: Fill in the blank in the following:
Today I have to do the
Equal choices between wash and laundry.
Gut-wrenching introspection cannot reveal whch of these is more typical of
my vernacular; born 1940, E-A male, vast majority of significant childhood
(English) language acquisition in Louisville KY area.
(meaning a pile of dirty clothes that should become clean with water & soap in
Dennis R. Preston
preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]pilot.msu.edu