Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 16:23:59 -0400

From: Allan Metcalf AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: PADS 79

At long last, the American Dialect Society is pleased to announce publication


Publication of the American Dialect Society No. 79,

Under Cover of Law: More on the Legality of Surreptitious Recordings

by Thomas E. Murray with the assistance of Carmin D. Ross-Murray.

This is a sequel to their essay "On the Legality and Ethics of Surreptitious

Recording" in PADS 76 (1991). The new volume updates the information on

federal and state laws, offers further explanations, and answers questions

posed by readers of that essay.

The 80-page volume, PADS 79, is available for $12 plus shipping from the

University of Alabama Press, Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0380;

phone (800) 825-9980. The earlier 88-page volume, PADS 76, is available for


But there is another way. All members of the American Dialect Society get

issues of PADS as part of their membership. If you are a current member, you

will get your copy soon; the mailing is being prepared in Tuscaloosa right

now. If you are not yet a member but join by June 30, your membership will

include PADS 79.

Membership is $30 per calendar year, $15 for students. Send payment to ADS

Executive Secretary Allan Metcalf, English Department, MacMurray College,

Jacksonville, Illinois 62650. For further information on ADS, see our Web