End of ADS-L Digest - 26 Apr 1995 to 27 Apr 1995 ************************************************ There are 4 messages totalling 109 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Allen Walker Read 2. "HEARTLAND" ENGLISH 3. Dialect novel 4. Electronic Newsletter for Language and Law ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 28 Apr 1995 07:25:22 -0500 From: "Timothy C. Frazer" Subject: Re: Allen Walker Read Adding to John Algeo's note about Allen Walker Read: The North Central Names Institute published a festschrift in 1987; edited by Larry Seits, it has a selected bibiliography and two biographical pieces, one by E. Wallace McMullen and one by Henry Truby. (Of course, a complete bibl. of Allen's work would probably fill a volume.) Allen's most famous piece of work was perhaps "The Evidence on OK" which appeared in the Saturday Review on July 19 1941. H. L. Mencken called wrote on the New Yorker (1948) that "Allen Walker Read. . .probably knows more about early Americanisms than anyone else on earth." Mencken himself inspired one of Allen's earliest pieces, a University of Iowa master's thesis on Iowa place names (1926). Tim Frazer