Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 17:33:20 -0500 From: wachal robert s Subject: acronyms, initialisms, and such I need references on ACRONYMS INITIALISMS ABBREVIATIONS and hybrid formations of such. I seem to recall an article in a festschrift that I read in the early to mid 1960s while still in grad school. I would hope that there are more recent (defintional) studies of such critters. Any suggested bibliographic items would be much appreciated. My current interest is pretty much limited to English. Thanks in advance. Bob Wachal robert-wachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]