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Yook, Cheongmin and Lee, Sukeui. 2018. “On ‘Between You and I’ and Other Similar Case Anomalies.” English Language and Linguistics 24.1, 79-99. This paper investigates the usage of “between you and I” and other similar case anomalies, and proposes that this less-than-perfect grammatical form is the result of the interaction between so-called distance effect and case theory. Specifically, we propose that the pronoun “me” appears when it is syntactically distanced from an immediate nominative case-assigning position and that “I” appears when it is distanced from an immediate accusative/oblique case-assigning position. Thus, we have forms like “Me and my mom went to shopping” and “give Al Gore and I a chance.” We have used corpus data to show that this grammatically-intriguing phenomenon is not a hyper-correction or a frozen expression but results from the interaction of distance effect and case theory

Key words: between you and I, distance effect, case-weakening, corpus data
 
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