Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 20:57:34 -0400
From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: singular y'all
As a native Okie, I must object to being left out of the count.
After all, not all the South is "deep South."
On Thu, 26 Sep 1996, Natalie Maynor wrote:
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]ra.msstate.edu)