Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 14:20:54 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: AS Index on the Web You can now get to the _American Speech_ index from the ADS web page ( I'm probably going to change the exact route soon, putting the files in gopher space instead of ftp space and having the web link go there, but that change won't change anything about what you click on to get them. It will simply make it easier to see the list of files (and will make them available to gopherers). Here's an introduction that's available with the files. Alan wrote the first part of it, and I added the list of files and blurb at the end about garbage characters: INDEXES TO THE ADS JOURNAL _AMERICAN SPEECH_ Thanks to former editor John Algeo, two electronic indexes to _American Speech_ are now available. One is an author index to Volumes 1-60 (1926-1985). It is in the same format as the author index printed in 50.3-4 (1975), but it extends 10 years beyond. Furthermore, being electronic, it can be searched for words in titles, thus making it a title index too. The other is a classified subject index to Volumes 44 (1969) - 56 (1981) using the elaborate classification system described in NADS 14.3 (Sept 1982): 12-14. That description and the classification system are also in electronic form. For indexes to more recent issues, see the comprehensive annual indexes printed at the end of each volume. Omitted from the electronic indexes are entries for individual words cited in "Among the New Words" and elsewhere, even though those words are cited in the printed annual indexes. For a complete index to "Among the New Words" through 1991, see Algeo's _Fifty Years Among the New Words_ (Cambridge UP, 1991). For an index to other words cited, see the _Words and Phrases Index_, available at many libraries. Otherwise, go through _American Speech_ volume by volume, looking through the printed annual indexes. Of course, if a word under discussion happens to be in the title of an article, the electronic indexes will allow you to find that article by searching for that word. The author index 1926-85 is in four separate files: Author index #1, anon - Ayres, 14,000 words Author index #2, Ayres - Harder, 22,000 words Author index #3, Haugen - Nock, 22,000 words Author index #4, Nock - Zwicky, 20,000 words The subject index 1969-81 amounts to 4000 words. There is also a 1000-word introduction to the subject index, dated August 1983 (about 1000 words), and a list of subject descriptors used with the subject index (about 2100 words). These are substantially the same as the reports printed in NADS 14.3 (Sept 1982): 12-14. In a January 1996 letter conveying these files, Algeo wrote: "This project began in pre-computer days on 4x6 slips. The 'Report' file speaks of those slips and says that subjects had been entered on them. That was only partly true. A lot of subject classification had been done, but much of it was done by student research assistants and needed to be checked for accuracy and appropriateness." ************************************************************************ filename files size description authors1.txt 95,283 anon-Ayres authors2.txt 138,287 Ayres-Harder authors3.txt 134,674 Haugen-Nock authors4.txt 128,644 Nock-Zwicky contents 18,416 table of contents index 22,976 index report 5,632 description by J. Algeo 01-60 3k-16k each volumes 1 - 60 ************************************************************************ Although some of the files have picked up stray characters and other problems in their movement through various computers to reach this archive, all are readable. The ones with the most problems are authors3.txt, authors4.txt, 01, 02, 06, 07, 14, 15, 19. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] P.S. The zipped file is still available via ftp from in pub/archives/ADS/Files. The zipped version is of the files as they arrived here -- before I pulled them all into Wordperfect and resaved them in ASCII to get rid of some of the stray characters. But they'll be readable even without that minor cleanup job.