End of ADS-L Digest - 1 Jul 1997 to 2 Jul 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 2 Jul 1997 to 3 Jul 1997 There are 10 messages totalling 511 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Seeking permission to post book announcements (fwd) (6) 2. Problem processing mail file from Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM 3. Apology fr. Mark Mandel 4. JULY FOURTH SPECIAL: Uncle Sam (part one) 5. JULY FOURTH SPECIAL: Uncle Sam Wants You (part two) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 08:49:12 EDT From: Terry Lynn Irons Subject: Seeking permission to post book announcements (fwd) Dear list members, I received the following request to post book announcements on ADS-L (titles relevant to ADS). As you may know, LINGUIST posts such announcements. Before replying with a yes or no, I have decided to forward the request to the list, which includes a sample. Please reply with your opinion, yes or no. I guess we can have sort of a running ballot on the issue. Keep in mind that the purpose of the list is scholarly. Such notices serve a scholarly purpose, but they also have a commercial nature. Terry Irons > > Dear Mr. Irons, > > We publish occasional new scholarly book titles which are relevant to the > subscribers of ADS-L and would like to know if you will accept short > announcements for posting. If so, please inform us of your guidelines. > > Our announcements would appear in the following format unless you specify a > different one: > > ------------------ > > DIALECT DEATH > THE CASE OF BRULE SPANISH > Charles E Holloway > 1997 x, 220 pp. Studies in Bilingualism, 13 > US/Canada: Cloth: 1 55619 547 8 Price: $69.00 > Rest of the world: Cloth: 90 272 4119 8 Price: Hfl. 120,-- > John Benjamins Publishing web site: http://www.benjamins.com > For further information via e-mail: service[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]benjamins.com > The Brule Dwellers of Ascension Parish are descendants of Canary Island > immigrants who came to Louisiana in the late 1700s. A few residents in and > around the Ascension Parish area still speak an archaic dialect of Spanish > which is at the brink of linguistic extinction. Because the Brule dialect > is in the final stages of what is commonly known as "language death", the > case of Brule Spanish presents an exciting opportunity to investigate > commonly held assumptions regarding the structural changes often associated > with vestigial languages. Its relative isolation from other dialects of > Spanish for over two hundred years serves as a sort of linguistic "time > capsule" which provides information that is relevant to critical > outstanding issues in Hispanic dialectology and historical linguistics. In > addition to examining these issues, documenting the specific > characteristics of Brule Spanish, and comparing Brule Spanish with other > modern Spanish dialects, this book presents a very accessible introduction > to the field of language death. > > ------------------ > > Thank you for your attention to this request. > > Sincerely, > > Tony Schiavo > > -------------------------------------------------------------- > Anthony P. Schiavo Jr Tel: (215) 836-1200 > Publicity/Marketing Fax: (215) 836-1204 > John Benjamins North America e-mail: tony[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]benjamins.com > PO Box 27519 > Philadelphia PA 19118-0519 > > Check out the John Benjamins web site: > http://www.benjamins.com >