End of ADS-L Digest - 19 Dec 1994 to 20 Dec 1994 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 222 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Dennis Preston and ADS 2. your mail (2) 3. Where o where? (3) 4. Where o where? --- NWAV(E) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 21 Dec 1994 10:16:45 +0100 From: "E.W. Schneider" 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 Edgar.Schneider[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]sprachlit.uni-regensburg.de University of Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg, Germany phone (int. line)-49-941-9433470 fax (int. line)-49-941-9434992