Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 18:32:09 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons 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 -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)