Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 12:39:11 +0900 From: Daniel Long Subject: Re: Reflexives in American dialects of English I have been waiting for someone to respond to this person's question. Perhaps someone has replied off the list. This sounds like an area where regional variation is significant. Phrases like "Sit yourself down.", "I had myself some supper", is this not what she is referring to? Isn't there regional variation in these types of expressions? Certainly there is someone on the list who knows more about the subject than me. Danny Long elisa vazquez iglesias > I am interested in finding out if there are any variations with respect to > the usage of reflexives in the different dialects of English. I would > appreciate it if you could give me detailed information for the dialect > you speak or if you could direct me to any relevant reading you are > aware of. -- Daniel Long, Associate Professor NEW tel +81-6-723-8297 Japanese Language Research Center NEW fax +81-6-723-8302 Osaka Shoin Women's College dlong[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 4-2-26 Hishiyanishi Higashi-Osaka-shi, Osaka Japan 577