Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 19:44:26 EST From: Allan Metcalf 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: "LINGUISTIC ATLAS OF NEW ENGLAND "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 pronunciation. "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