Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 13:35:11 -0500

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

Subject: Teaching the History of the English Language

The University of Michigan Press is considering a co-publication agreement

with Edinburgh University Press on a reader called "Everyday English,


Selections are arranged thematically (e. g., "abuse," "accounts,") and

there is useful apparatus. All extracts show original spelling and are

drawn from ms. sources in England, Scotland, and the United States. There

is much sociolinguistic detail and students can form hypotheses on Y/Th-

pronouns and social class (for instance).

The U-M Press wonders if this book would be adoped by teachers of the

history of English. If you believe there is a GOOD CHANCE that you would

adopt such a reader as a course book, please let me know.

Richard W. Bailey


[Note: Please reply directly to Professor Bailey. He's not a subscriber of

ADS-L. - Allan Metcalf]