Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 16:23:28 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: English Only This issue has turned a normally polite and friendly forum into a nasty, face-scratching free-for-all. It has been difficult to stay calm. We have moved out of linguistics and into politics and maybe religion. It is interesting that our local paper (the Milledgeville _Union-Recorder_) devoted the whole editorial page today to the issue--without my column, which will probably appear on one of the days reserved for community people. I guess I should prepare for some foul responses. So why does this issue get so emotional? Why does my grammar class for English-education majors get so emotional? I guess we're all idiots armed with idiolects. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]