LINGUIST List 7.1102

Sat Aug 3 1996

Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062

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  1. Ted Harding, Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062
  2. Karl Teeter, Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062

Message 1: Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062

Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 16:04:19 BST
From: Ted Harding <Ted.Hardingnessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062
For what it's worth (and it may be apocryphal) I was once told of the
following (overheard from one teenage girl to another, at a rural
Oxfordshire bus-stop):

	"Why be her looking at we? Us don't know she."

Ted. (Ted.Hardingnessie.mcc.ac.uk)
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Message 2: Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062

Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 08:31:58 EDT
From: Karl Teeter <kvthusc.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062
Dear Dick and Colleagues:
	Interesting discussion on the preferred use of the "disjunctive"
forms of pronouns in English -- don't we all, in real life, say "me and
him"? But I find it hard to see what this might have to do with UG or any
modern loss of case. I seem to recall that Klima's Ph.D. thesis of
thirty or more years ago established that this usage was common in English
from the fourteenth century...Yours, kvt
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