LINGUIST List 5.196

Tue 22 Feb 1994

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Message 1: double modals

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 94 08:33:25 +0double modals
From: Richard Hudson UCL <uclyrahucl.ac.uk>
Subject: double modals


The facts about double modals in Tyneside and Scotland are discussed in
a very useful collection that's just been published, `Real English: The
grammar of English dialects in the British Isles', ed. by James and
Lesley Milroy, Longman, 1993.

Dick Hudson
Dept of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London,
Gower Street,
London WC1E 6BT
(071) 387 7050 ext 3152
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Message 2: Re: 5.164 Double modals

Date: Sat, 12 Feb 1994 17:19:54 Re: 5.164 Double modals
From: <WFKINGCCIT.ARIZONA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 5.164 Double modals

I've encountered double modals in rural Arizona, presumbably the result
of southern migration. "Might could" and "may would" are acceptable;
but *might would and *may could.
Bill King Univ. of Arizona wkingccit.arizona.edu
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