End of ADS-L Digest - 27 Mar 1996 to 28 Mar 1996 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 346 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. discussant (6) 2. Discussant 3. Red eye gravy -Reply 4. dialect areas and the latest American Speech (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 29 Mar 1996 05:51:48 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: discussant I am intrigued by the word "discussant" below. This is the first instance of its use I have seen. Any previous use? Apparently discussant=panelist=discusser Seth Sklarey crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com ==================== I would very much appreciate recommendations (including self-recommendations) for a qualified person to be a discussant for a panel I am chairing on "Computer-Mediated Conversation" for the 5th International Pragmatics Conference in Mexico City this July. The ideal discussant would be an established scholar with interests in both discourse analysis and computer-mediated communication, and who is already planning to attend the Pragmatics Conference. The original proposal for the panel included Helen Dry in this role, but unfortunately Helen is unable to attend the conference. If you have a suggestion for someone you think would be appropriate, please e-mail me at susan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]utafll.uta.edu. Susan Herring