End of ADS-L Digest - 6 Oct 1997 to 7 Oct 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 7 Oct 1997 to 8 Oct 1997 There are 24 messages totalling 773 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "The Backbone of America"; First Monday in October; NY Yankees 2. An R-full mess (2) 3. dialect in literature 4. womanist 5. The Lords Prayer/Ebonics (4) 6. Xhosa 7. Imperative "BE+like" 8. Weeds (2) 9. pop one's fingers -Reply (2) 10. railroad daisy (2) 11. widow's weeds 12. Dialect in Literature 13. pop one's fingers (2) 14. Edward Arnold 15. Law & Society Ass'n Annual Call for Papers: Language and Law 16. Widow's Weeds ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 01:42:32 -0400 From: "Barry A. Popik" Subject: Re: "The Backbone of America"; First Monday in October; NY Yankees Sorry for the two offending paragraphs. Ellis Island ("First Monday in October") has a lot to do with American dialects and American Speech. Actually, it probably influenced American speech more than anything else. It's an important Supreme Court case. Ellis Island gets lots of visitors from all different countries. It would be an ideal place for a center/museum for the study of American dialects and names. So I've been trying-- I've felt pretty bad this year. I feel a lot worse now.