Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 13:35:11 -0500 From: Allan Metcalf Subject: Teaching the History of the English Language The University of Michigan Press is considering a co-publication agreement with Edinburgh University Press on a reader called "Everyday English, 1500-1700." 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 [Note: Please reply directly to Professor Bailey. He's not a subscriber of ADS-L. - Allan Metcalf]