Date: Mon, 25 Apr 1994 19:10:55 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Bounced Mail When including a previous posting, be sure to edit out the headers that refer to ADS-L. Otherwise your message will bounce. It's a loop-preventive measure. > Date: Mon, 25 Apr 1994 15:38:33 -0400 > From: BITNET list server at UGA (1.7f) > Subject: ADS-L: error report from CENTER.COLGATE.EDU > To: Natalie Maynor > > The enclosed mail file, found in the ADS-L reader and shown under the spoolid > 1131 in the console log, has been identified as a possible delivery error > notice for the following reason: "Sender:", "From:" or "Reply-To:" field > pointing to the list has been found in mail body. > > ------------------ Message in error (78 lines) ------------------------- > Date: 25 Apr 1994 11:30:45 -0400 (EDT) > From: Becky Howard > Subject: Re: Articles, Papers or Chapters on American English > > Bill Kretzschmar, your suggestions for an American English syllabus are very > helpful; I, too, have been struggling with the paucity of sources for a topic > on which I teach a course. I'm not familiar with the Eckert anthology; can > you give me more information? And of course I'm looking forward to using the > new Glowka and Lance volume when next I teach the course. > > Thanks, > > Becky Howard > Department of Interdisciplinary Writing > Colgate University > BHOWARD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CENTER.COLGATE.EDU > > -------------- > Subj: RE: Articles, Papers or Chapters on American English > > I sympathise with John Kirk's request for neat information on American > English. > > For my course called "American English" this quarter, I despaired of > finding any single text that I thought would do the trick. What is still > the best single little book on the subject is the rev. ed. of Carroll > Reed's *Dialects of American English* (UMass Press, 1977). This book of > course has many holes and substantially misses the development of Labovian > sociolinguistics. Roger Shuy's *Discovering American Dialects* (NCTE, c. > 1967) appears still to be in print but has the same problem only > worse---Shuy's major work in sociolinguistics came after it. A somewhat > larger book is Wolfram's *Dialects and American English* (Prentice Hall, > 1992), which is excellent on just those subjects that Reed and Shuy are > too early for, but misses all the historical coverage and doesn't offer > lists of features that are associated with different locales. McDavid's > edition of Mencken's *The American Language* also still has great > merits. Marckwardt's *American English* (1st ed., Oxford, 1958) and > Mathews' *The Beginnings of American English* (Chicago, 1931, repr. > 1973), both important sources for me, are out of print. > > What I finally did was to make a "professor publisher packet" at the local > copy shop, in which the centerpieces were McDavid's chapter in Nelson > Francis's *Structure of American English* (Ronald, 1958) and Sumner Ives's > "A Theory of Literary Dialect" (from Williamson and Burke, *A Various > Language* (c. 1967), which is a revision of the *Tulane Studies in > English* article). I supplemented these with Crevecouer's *Letters from > an American Farmer*, and with several short pieces including Hartman's > "Pronunciation Guide" from DARE vol. 1, Labov's "Three Dialects of > English" (from the Eckert anthology), several articles on Black (and White > Southern) English by the likes of Feagin, Fasold, and Bailey and Maynor. > I also blushed and put in a couple of my own essays to update what McDavid > wrote about dialects. The whole thing ended up costing the students > about $20, which included $6 in royalties (as the copy shop reported). > > In short, there is a great need now for just the sort of work outlined by > Kirk. I hope somebody writes one. > > ****************************************************************************** > Bill Kretzschmar Phone: 706-542-2246 > Dept. of English FAX: 706-542-2181 > University of Georgia Internet: billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Athens, GA 30602-6205 Bitnet: wakjengl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga >