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Re: USAGE: 'like' as a referent to quoting

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 10, 2004, 18:50
James Worlton scripsit:

> Some of you may be interested in the topic at the University of North > Texas' Linguistics Colloquium (which I unfortunately can't attend). I > don't think the usage is as frequent in US english, but it certainly > exists--and I find myself (age 33) doing it sometimes as well *gasp*:
Frequent!? My daughter (age 17) hardly knows any other form of indirect discourse, at least in speech. -- The Imperials are decadent, 300 pound John Cowan <jcowan@...> free-range chickens (except they have teeth, arms instead of wings, and dinosaurlike tails). --Elyse Grasso