Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 10:30:05 -0500 From: "Dale F.Coye" Subject: greetings Thanks to Allan Metcalf for telling me how to subscribe to this group. It was nice to meet so many of you at the annual meeting in Chicago after reading about your work for years. I especially appreciated Miklos Kontra's insightful comparison of minority Hungarians in Slovakia with non-immigrant Spanish-speakers in the Southwestern US. It makes you wonder if we shouldn't insist that in those areas where non-English speakers are native, and this would also include Pennsylvania Germans, Cajuns, and native-Americans on their reservations, the federal government should guarantee, on demand from the community, that instruction take place in both English and the other native language.