between you and i

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Sep 30 16:35:16 UTC 2003

we have an undergraduate linguistics student at stanford who's started
working with tom wasow on nominative objects in coordination ("between
you and i" and similar things).  the standard story is that this usage
arose from hypercorrection (and then spread in the usual fashion), but
he suspects that hypercorrection isn't the whole story, and some of the
sources he's looked at suggest that it isn't.

does anyone on this list know of relevant historical studies on this

arnold (zwicky at

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