Date: Thu, 21 Sep 1995 08:20:41 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" Subject: Re: Positive Anymore Hopelessly old-fashioned dialectologist that I am in part, I would have placed much of Arkansas and all of Oklahoma (except, perhaps, for its westernmost parts) in the 'South Midland.' In my experience, however, positive 'anymore' is more firmly established in North Midland rather than South Midland areas. Dennis Preston >>Labov does mention that positive anymore is strictly midland, and that >>northern >>and southern dialect speakers respond with a "huh?!" > >There are only two people of my acquaintance who regularly use the positive >anymore - one from Arkansas and one from Oklahoma. From this limited >sample, I would have assumed it to be more southern rather than midland. > >Rima