between you and i

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Sep 30 16:42:02 UTC 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:35:16AM -0700, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
> 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
> usage?


Richard K. Redfern, "Is _between you and I_ Good English?," in
_Centennial Usage Studies,_ ed. Greta D. Little & Michael
Montgomery (Publication of the American Dialect Society No. 78) (1994)

Jesse Sheidlower

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