I wonder why some nonstandard dialects of English use the reflexive pronouns hisself instead of himself.

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Well, now we come back to accepted usage... which in this case probably came about because the British didn't want to pronounce two "s"es back-to-back as the word(s) his-self would necessitate.
So, all of these centuries later, we're stuck with "himself".
Again, popular mis-usage wins, and the silent minority is over-ruled.
As to which is technically correct, the fact that one is taught in school and written in millions of books that way is just a continuation of the usage (or rather, mis-usage) that has been accepted as being correct
When confronted with examples of other forms of possive pronouns, you can see more clearly what I mean.
I.E.: him car, him house, him wife, him self vs. his car, his house, his wife, his self.
More to the point: His being, his entity, his embodiment, his physical manifestation, his self.
Now is this what you would consider illogical?
And remember, being in the minority doesn't make a person incorrect.
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brianb65101nd remember, being in the minority doesn't make a person incorrect.
If you are in the minority that claims 'hisself' is correct, then then your spoken and written version of that word will be considered incorrect or substandard.
That's all-right; I'm used to being in the minority!
I was just trying to make the point that some of the rules of grammar and usage that we have make little or no sense.
Who says we can't question the validity of the linguistics that have been passed down over the centuries, and have gone unquestioned and therefore been accepted as correct?
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Well, we can't really say what correct usage is. all we can do is argue a point, by intersecting a particular time and place, assuming a particular role (e.g. 19th century welsch prescriptivist) and relating it to whatever we already know. Language has always been a very political entity, marked by a multitude of shibboleth English is.
Not sure I buy this. According to this one can say "he be, I be you be" . Proper grammar follows rules. Vernacular slang is not a dialect. He done, they done, getting my hair find are all then acceptable. Sorry but this doesn't hold water.
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