Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 19:44:26 EST

From: Allan Metcalf aallan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: POSTERS

To fill the blank space beside the LANE map in a Wal-Mart poster frame, I

made a generic caption explaining LANE and put it in caption-sized type. Will

be glad to send an s-mail copy ready for framing to an

yone who wants it. Or I suppose I could give the text here:



"Originated sixty years ago by Hans Kurath (1891-1992) as part of a planned

Linguistic Atlas of the United States and Canada (a project still in

progress), the Linguistic Atlas of New England was published in three large

volumes between 1939 and 1943. It consists of maps such as this one, based

on phonetic transcriptions made by trained field workers who interviewed 416

residents of 213 communities betwe

en 1931 and 1933, with a questionnaire covering 814 items of vocabulary and


"The project is described in Hans Kurath, Handbook of the Linguistic

Geography of New England (Washington, D.C.: American Council of Learned

Societies, 1939)."

- Allan Metcalf