Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 11:36:53 -0500 From: Allan Metcalf 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 ADS-L! Allan Metcalf, ADS executive secretary