Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 10:25:18 EST From: Terry Lynn Irons 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 -- (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)