Date: Sun, 20 Feb 1994 16:44:58 -0500 From: Martha Howard Subject: network This is absolutely marvelous. I feel like I have come home. Am one of Marckwardt's products from the University of Michigan and worked with McDavid on Linguistic Atlas info in West Virginia, where I have been since 1950. Long enough that I probably sound like a West Virginian even though i will never be one--only way to do that is to be born here. I am still regarded as an outsider, albeit a friendly one. Spent mostof my professional career teaching linguistics at WVU, esp. American English, based on Marckwardt, of course. My limited dialect research has been with West Virginia terms. Glad to share what little I know. Just ask. M. Howard