Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 10:25:18 EST

From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU

Subject: Re: HEL and dictionaries

I think the absolutely best desk dictionary for a History of English

Language course is the American Heritage Dictionary of the English

Language, because it has the final essay by Calvert Watkins about

Indo-European, the appendix on Indo-European roots, a table of sound

correspondences and such. The appendix material can be the basis for an

excelllent essay. For more information, look at Don Lance's essay in

Glowka & Lance, eds., Language Variation in North American English.




Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164

Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351