whenever -- check Michael Montgomery's

Beth Simon simon at IPFW.EDU
Sat Nov 10 19:05:08 UTC 2001

Montgomery, M. B. and J. M. Kirck 2001. My Mother, Whenever She Passed Away, She Had Pneumonia: The History and Functions of _whenever_ in _Journal of English Linguistics 29.3: 234-249.

beth simon

>>> jeb4c4 at MIZZOU.EDU 11/10/01 10:04 AM >>>
I'm investigating the (presumably Southern) use of temporally
specific/non-habitual "whenever" in Missouri.  For example:  "Whenever I
was working on this last night (referring to one specific occasion) I had
some problems," "I was in the shower whenever you came over last night,"
and, more curious, perhaps, "There was a time whenever I didn't know what I
wanted to do with my life."  I have canvassed the ADS-L archive and the
American Speech indexes and haven't found any reference to this
feature.  Any input (knowledge of this feature, recommendations for
investigating it, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.

Jennifer Beckman

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