Date: Thu, 3 Jul 1997 10:07:17 -0500

From: Thomas Creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: Seeking permission to post book announcements (fwd)

Terry Lynn Irons wrote:

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:




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:

For further information via e-mail: service[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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.


Tony Schiavo