Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 15:53:05 -0500 From: Allan Metcalf Subject: American Speech 70.4 Winter 1995 If you're a member of the American Dialect Society, you should be finding in your mail the Winter 1995 issue of American Speech, the last one under Ronald Butters' editorship. Yes, it's a little late, but worth the wait! Major articles on - zero copula in the Creole mesolect by John McWhorter - "Marizy Doats" and Law French and much else by Dale B.J. Randall - What determines a dialect area? by Lawrence M. Davis and Charles L. Houck - review of research on German dialects in North America by Silke Van Ness - Among the New Words by John and Adele Algeo and short articles on - east in Hawaii, reflexives, Sea Island Creole, the suffix -ista, womyn, "unless" in Berks County PA, and a potentially obscene bumper sticker. It concludes with a detailed index to the entire volume. If you are *not* an ADS member, I can't send you a free copy, but I can send membership information. Just let me know your s-mail address. - Allan Metcalf, ADS Executive Secretary