Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:35:38 -0400


Subject: Warning! and a Request

Once again I have asked members of my language & society class to join

our discussion group.

I have asked them first to observe the discussion on the list. But I

have also required as a class assignment that they either respond to a

query or post a query about dialect and language variation.

Some of their observations may be naive, simple-minded, unfounded, or

even wrong. I ask that you bear with them in your replying. If things

get out of hand with some, I will address that issue separately.

To those who have immediate concerns, I suggest that inviting students to

join our discussions is crucial to the future health of our discipline.

Virtually, Terry


Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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