More on De- and Un-

Michael Adams MAdams1448 at AOL.COM
Sun Apr 4 23:32:59 UTC 2004

Edna Andrews usefully wrote about the constraints surrounding both de- and un- in "American Speech" (1986, pp. 221-232), but I have challenged some of these in "Slayer Slang."  I would be grateful indeed for comments on the argument for such constraints as it develops -- it is, really, a register-busting issue.

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