Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 17:29:06 -0500

From: "Jeutonne P. Brewer" jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries? et al

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Emerson, Jessie J wrote:

This is just a question about the list and not a complaint or

admonition: Does this list include discussion of political correctness,

or only discussion of language and how it is actually used (rather than

how it should be used).


Speaking for myself, I would say that the list focuses on language and

language use. I am interested in notions of political correctness and

how language should be used when they explain or provide information

about language use. The issue of how language should be used is usually

a question of language policy rather than language use.



Jeutonne P. Brewer, Associate Professor

Department of English

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 27412

email: jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]