Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 05:51:48 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
I am intrigued by the word "discussant" below. This is the first instance
of its use I have seen. Any previous use? Apparently
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com
I would very much appreciate recommendations (including self-recommendations)
for a qualified person to be a discussant for a panel I am chairing on
"Computer-Mediated Conversation" for the 5th International Pragmatics
Conference in Mexico City this July. The ideal discussant would be an
established scholar with interests in both discourse analysis and
computer-mediated communication, and who is already planning to attend the
The original proposal for the panel included Helen Dry in this role, but
unfortunately Helen is unable to attend the conference.
If you have a suggestion for someone you think would be appropriate, please
e-mail me at susan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utafll.uta.edu.