Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 18:32:09 EDT

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: Usage: "any more" (fwd)

If memory serves me correctly (and betimes it doesn't) Gilbert Youmans

has an article in some issue in _American Speech_ that considers positive

anymore and its distribution. The article may point to any early citation.

If it doesn't, the people at the University of Missouri (where Gilbert

teaches, where Don Lance retired from, where I went to school, where a

colleague of mine recently accepted a position, where they have the

Tammony archives and other cool stuff, where the guy named Randy (excuse

me for not getting this right) often presents some good information

to us works) might be able to provide a citation. Labov writes about

this somewhere, but I doubt that he or his students are careful about

detailed data.

The last remark was intended to be incendiary.

Terry Irons



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