LINGUIST List 2.667

Tue 15 Oct 1991

Disc: 'He goes'

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  1. Ellen Prince, Re: 2.662 Responses ('he goes...')
  2. Geoffrey Russom, Re: 2.660 Responses

Message 1: Re: 2.662 Responses ('he goes...')

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 91 10:26:54 -0400
From: Ellen Prince <ellencentral.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.662 Responses ('he goes...')
there was an interesting paper on the use of 's/he goes...' at the nwave
conference in montreal a few years ago. i don't remember the author(s) but
i'm sure david sankoff, the conference organizer, could (99cc.umontreal.ca).
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Message 2: Re: 2.660 Responses

Date: Tue, 15 Oct 91 15:35:12 EDT
From: Geoffrey Russom <EL403015brownvm.brown.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.660 Responses
To the (recent?) "I go" (the latter presumably having something
to do with "the cow goes moo," etc.), add "I'm like," "she's like,"
etc., another staple of young people's storytelling styles. It seems to
provide material of the sort a cartoonist would put in a thought
balloon, as for example in sequences such as "So he goes,
'you interested in a movie Friday?', and I'm like, 'does this guy ever
brush his teeth?'....
 -- Rick Russom
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