* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 19.3209

Wed Oct 22 2008

Qs: 1SG Reflexives in English

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate.

In addition to posting a summary, we'd like to remind people that it is usually a good idea to personally thank those individuals who have taken the trouble to respond to the query.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
        1.    Chris Collins, 1SG Reflexives in English

Message 1: 1SG Reflexives in English
Date: 21-Oct-2008
From: Chris Collins <cc116nyu.edu>
Subject: 1SG Reflexives in English
E-mail this message to a friend

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.

Chris Collins (NYU)
Paul Postal (NYU)

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.