Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 16:57:15 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: singular y'all

there are serious linguists (e.g., Jan Tillery and Guy Bailey) who maintain

that singular y'all is found in the South (if you count Oklahoma). Look

I don't count Oklahoma, but Jan and Guy also have data from other places

(a survey of Memphis business people and data from the Southern Focus

Poll). HOWEVER... last I heard these were all self-reports, not actual


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]