Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 14:54:37 -0600
From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: Teaching the History of the English Language
Yes, where do I sign?
At 01:35 PM 10/28/97 -0500, you wrote:
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
rwbailey[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]umich.edu
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ADS-L. - Allan Metcalf]
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