Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 08:49:12 EDT
From: Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
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.
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
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.