Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 20:18:45 -0400


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?