Date: Wed, 21 Dec 1994 10:16:45 +0100
From: "E.W. Schneider" Edgar.Schneider[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SPRACHLIT.UNI-REGENSBURG.DE
Subject: Dennis Preston and ADS
Being a European, I don`t attend either MLA or LSA (inconvenient
times in both cases for transatlantic travel!), so strictly
speaking I shouldn`t interfere in this ongoing discussion - it`s none
of my business (though, interestingly enough, NWAV is strong enough a
motivation to fly there for just a week`s trip). But I have been a
member of ADS for fifteen years, and I think that entitles me to say
I do share Dennis` concern about the state and future of the society
(in fact, I`ve just voiced that concern in a review of Dennis` centennial
book edition *American Dialec t Research*, coming out soon in EWW).
Dennis` posting is great, carefully phrased, and he is absolutely
right: do think of the young, give them a chance to join the field
and society, and if they are in the field and not in the society (as
seems to be the case with many of them right now) that`s something to think about.
Merry Christmas to y`all!
Edgar.Schneider[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de
University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany
phone (int. line)-49-941-9433470
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