There are 4 messages totalling 159 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. New Words, Etymology, Lexicography 2. Call: Symposium on Language Loss 3. help wanted (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 2 Oct 1994 13:30:25 -0700 From: James Beniger Subject: New Words, Etymology, Lexicography Do any of you know where on the net, if not here, those most interested in new words, their origin and usage, and in etymology and lexicography more generally, might hang out? Where, for example, are the word mavens and language irregulars of William Safire's column? (I don't want to be one, I want to talk with them). Where are those who compile the major English Language dictionaries, or dictionaries of new words or slang, likely to be found on the Net? Please send any insights or other help you might have either here or to me personally. Thanks. Jim Beniger