Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 18:55:32 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: Re: Posts and Getting Along

Allan Metcalf,

Are you there? Get an application to Courts. I'll sponsor (or vouch for)

him. In fact, I'll do whatever is necessary to make him join ADS except pay

his dues.

dInIs (who might have spelled it this way but eschewed it due to e e

cummings associations)

There is much that DInIs says and writes that I agree with, though I think

he ought to sign his name dInIs because the cap D confuses the issue. And

I agree that it is unnecesary and foolish to redefine a field's listserv to

serve popular notions. Hell, I'll even join ADS when someone sends the

info about how to join. But on a more serious note, I think you make a

mistake If you limit the list's membership.


Pat Courts

Dennis R. Preston

Department of Linguistics and Languages

Michigan State University

East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA


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