End of ADS-L Digest - 20 Mar 1996 to 21 Mar 1996 ************************************************ There are 16 messages totalling 416 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Asian (2) 2. Pseudo-Imitatives / "Conventionalized" Exclamations / & "Semanticized" Utterances or Noises 3. may/might (2) 4. May-might (2) 5. Copyright (2) 6. gapers' block (6) 7. Asia and tomatoes ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 22 Mar 1996 11:08:10 -0400 From: "David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783" Subject: Re: Asian Here's an interesting tangent to the orientalist/asian issue: where do you place the western border of Asia? While in Israel a few years back I asked people what continent I was on and was mostly answered with The Middle East. . . when I explained I wanted an answer like Europe, Asia, Africa, I found a great reluctance to say "Asia" which I thought obvious. For my way of thinking, the Euro-Asian frontier in the north is the Ural Mts; Russia's "near abroad" is Asian, as is Turkey. Africa begins with the Suez Canal. There's a political dimension to this issue (of course!) since Israelis are accused of being "really European colonials" in an Arab Middle East despite continuous inhabitance in the region since Moses looked down over the Jordan from the east bank. Turkey is a member of the European Union. Australia was recently rebuffed when it tried to assert its "asianness" at a regional conference (ASEAN). What are the boundaries of Asia? ________________________________________________________________________ David Bergdahl tel: (614) 593-2783 fax: (614) 593-2818 Bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CaTS.OHIOU.EDU Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest"--Anya Briggs