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