Date: Fri, 11 Apr 1997 22:00:27 -0400 From: TERRY IRONS Subject: Mission & Goals Recently, I have been reading some of the new material Donald Lance has included in an expanded 12th edition of Kenyon's American Speech (which should be soon available from the George Wahr Publishing Company in Ann Arbor Michigan). In addition to a brilliant "Spectrographic Analysis of English Phonemes and Allophones" supplement, Lance's chapter on "Variation in American English" is the sine que non discussion of the history of ADS' efforts to accomplish its two goals, as presented in 1889: a dialect dictionary of North America and a complete linguistic atlas of the United States and Canada. With DARE, we will see the achievement of the first goal. As we enter our second century of existence as a learned society, I would invite members and others to contribute their thoughts concerning the viability of accomplishing the second goal. What resources should be directed toward the completion of what was started in 1928? Further, what should ADS present as its goals for its next century? Virtually, Terry (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)