Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 11:36:53 -0500

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

Subject: American Speech

One of the big benefits of membership in the American Dialect Society is the

quarterly arrival of the journal AMERICAN SPEECH, edited by Ron Butters at

Duke U. (soon to be Connie Eble at U of NC) and published by the Alabama

Press. The mail has just brought us the Fall 1995 issue (Vol 70 No 3) with:

- Recent Jamaican Words in Sociolinguistic Context - Peter Patrick

- The Case of _be_ + _like_ - Kathleen Ferrara and Barbara Bell

- The /z/ to [d] Rule - Natalie Schilling-Estes

- Among the New Words - John and Adele Algeo

plus reviews and miscellany.

Members of ADS get four such issues a year, plus a newsletter, plus our

monograph series PADS for $30 annual dues. If you aren't yet a member, send

me your s-mail address and I'll send a sample newsletter and tables of

contents of American Speech (sorry, I don't have extra copies to give away).

Then you'll have in-depth information on your shelves for discussions on


Allan Metcalf, ADS executive secretary AAllan[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]