Editor for this issue: Dan Parker
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The present authors are interested in finding native English speakers of a dialect which accepts examples like (1-4):
(1) The present author (= the speaker or writer) considers myself competent in that area.
(2) Yours truly found myself surrounded by an angry mob.
(3) Daddy is enjoying myself in the tropics.
(4) This reporter set myself the task of covering the elections.
We would ask that anyone who speaks such a dialect and is kind enough to inform us of this fact to provide information about national, local, geographic details of his/her dialect and where they learned to speak it.
We will summarize the responses to this query and post them to the LinguistList.