Date: Sat, 28 Sep 1996 22:56:30 -0400
From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: Y'all
I don't think this is a clear, unambiguous example. It is the
kind of example that begins to raise the question however.
On Sat, 28 Sep 1996, E. Wayles Browne wrote:
Here is a written attestation. Should we interpret it as singular?
It seems to be both preceded and followed by singular you.
[Letterhead:] James Carville
I hear that like me, you are committed to helping ___ ___
accomplish something in North Carolina that, by my count, is about
24 years overdue:
The defeat of ___ ___.
I'm glad to know that y'all are out there fighting the good
fight, because I can't think fo a guy who deserves to be elected to
the United States Senate more than Harvey.
[names of candidates omitted as irrelevant]
Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics