Michael Newman mnewman at QC.EDU
Thu Nov 1 16:45:03 UTC 2001

>Good point larry. And may account for some "apparent southernisms" in
>northern speech. Maybe New York ain't southern after all (they got
>their own linguistic insecurity to deal with).

Considering the recent spreading of y'all (from AAVE evidently) to
the detriment of "you guys," it might be.
Michael Newman
Assistant Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
Queens College
Flushing, NY 11367

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