Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1993 10:44:40 -0600 From: Dennis Baron Subject: new words at ads Yes, dInIs, I meant ADS, not MLA. I never was much of a phonologist. Or phoneticist. When I was in graduate school in the middle ages I created an annual award, modeled on the Oscar, for academic bests. It was called the PaMeLA, and consisted of a cap-and-gowned critter of indeterminate sex (yes, even then gender-neutral) holding a garbage can, above the motto, "Put out the light, and then put out the trash." The first and only recipient of the PaMeLA statuette (which itself was only realized on paper, not in 3-d) was a diss. culled from the annual MLA Bibliography entitled, "The image of the hopping robin in the early poetry of Emily Dickinson." Perhaps there are more awards in the offing, though I always find the press send-ups of MLA to be genuinely unfair, and seeing the looks of fear and over-confidence in our graduate students heading north for interviews makes me anxious and sad. Toronto is north of Urbana, innit? Dennis (the other one) -- debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (\ 217-333-2392 \'\ fax: 217-333-4321 Dennis Baron \'\ __________ Department of English / '| ()_________) Univ. of Illinois \ '/ \ ~~~~~~~~ \ 608 S. Wright St. \ \ ~~~~~~ \ Urbana IL 61801 ==). \__________\ (__) ()__________)