Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:35:38 -0400 From: TERRY IRONS Subject: Warning! and a Request Once again I have asked members of my language & society class to join our discussion group. I have asked them first to observe the discussion on the list. But I have also required as a class assignment that they either respond to a query or post a query about dialect and language variation. Some of their observations may be naive, simple-minded, unfounded, or even wrong. I ask that you bear with them in your replying. If things get out of hand with some, I will address that issue separately. To those who have immediate concerns, I suggest that inviting students to join our discussions is crucial to the future health of our discipline. Virtually, Terry (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*) Terry Lynn Irons t.irons[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Voice Mail: (606) 783-5164 Snail Mail: UPO 604 Morehead, KY 40351 (*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)=(*)