Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 19:48:03 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: The reason kids miswrite ITS'

On Sun, 14 Jan 1996, Natalie Maynor wrote:

I WOULD like to point out that several ADS linguists have been active in

NCTE, e.g., Allan Metcalf, Natalie Maynor, Walt Wolfram, and Dennis

Barton. We should all follow their lead. I confess that I haven't been to

an NCTE meeting for yeaRS (since I gave up directing Freshman English at


I'm not sure that I've ever been to one. As much as I appreciate being

included on the list above, I must admit that I don't belong there. I

can't remember when I was last a member of NCTE. Maybe fifteen years ago?


Dear Natalie,

I guess I must have been thinking of SAMLA/SECOL/ADS. Clearly, you are an

inspiration even when you don't literally qualify!.

And of course that should be Dennis BARON, not "Barton" (my typo)!