nominative coordinate objects

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sun Aug 7 22:05:19 UTC 2005

On Aug 7, 2005, at 1:15 PM, Alison Murie wrote:

> arnold writes:
> ' Cochrane says: "This oddity, which seems to have emerged only in
> the last
> twenty or so years, presumably arises from a feeling of
> discomfort..." '
> ~~~~~~
> Philip Howard in /The State of the Language/ instances the
> antiquity of
> non-standard uses of pronoun cases with these lines taken from a
> tomb in an
> English churchyard:
> "Her as was has gone from we,
> Us as is will go to she."  (no date given)

various systems are attested in rural dialects in the u.k. and the
u.s.  what cochrane etc. are talking about is the speech/writing of
people who might be expected to have standard forms.


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