Date: Fri, 8 Mar 1996 08:57:14 -0500 From: john staczek Subject: Dennis Baron's Proposal Dennis, your proposal is to be applauded for all the openings it gives any one of us to contribute to such a panel at MLA. Your proposal makes me pause to rethink aspects of a paper I am presenting at AAAL on politeness in adult chat rooms on the WWW. I will submit a paper to Allan related to some of the themes you suggest in your proposal with the hope that we can have such a panel as you describe at the MLA meeting. I, for one, appreciate your taking such an initiative. ---------- John J Staczek camjon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 202.687.5741 Georgetown University Washington DC 20057 ----------