Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 20:18:45 -0400
From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" DUMASB[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Subject: Misspellings and Dictionary Resources
1. Thank you, all who responded to my request for suggestions for a list of
commonly misspelled words. I turned a list in, and have learned that they
will appear on a U of TN website as the "10 _____ _____" of the month. As
soon as I have the URL, I'll post it.
2. Thank you, also, everyone who made suggestions about dictionary resources
on the topic of misspellings and also other topic. As a result of your
postings, I have decided to update the library presentation I give
undergraduate students (in several different courses, Ling 200 this
semester) every semester. I enlist the help of a reference librarian that
I often work with in introducing students to linguistic resources. Together
we haul many volumes to a classroom in the library. There we show
students the different kinds of info available in different kinds of
dictionaries. After we play with those for a while, we go out to the computer
area and look at the OED2 on CD-ROM.
I would welcome suggestions from any of you who have ideas about useful items or
exercises. After I have completed my revision of the library exercise,
I'll post some info about it to the list.
I am particulary grateful for website addressses I received. Are there others I
should know about?