Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 13:19:06 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: british english question

At Duke University, "Asian" as applied to students, faculty, and

employees means 'persons whose ancestors come from Asia."

As for ADS, I parse it ((American Dialect) Society), though that doesn't

mean that we aren't interested in more general questions of dialect.

Ron Butters

Duke University

Durham, NC