7.1102, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-7-1102. Sat Aug 3 1996. ISSN: 1068-4875. Lines:  58
 
Subject: 7.1102, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062
 
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Date:  Tue, 30 Jul 1996 16:04:19 BST
From:  Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk (Ted Harding)
Subject:  Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062
 
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Date:  Wed, 31 Jul 1996 08:31:58 EDT
From:  kvt at husc.harvard.edu (Karl Teeter)
Subject:  Re: 7.1080, Disc: Child `case' Re: vol-7-1062
 
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Date:  Tue, 30 Jul 1996 16:04:19 BST
From:  Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk (Ted Harding)
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.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk)
 
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Date:  Wed, 31 Jul 1996 08:31:58 EDT
From:  kvt at husc.harvard.edu (Karl Teeter)
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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