paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Jun 5 16:35:16 UTC 2001
Paul Frank wrote:
> > > It's too bad that repspondents to this list who have only public
> >> rpress and hearsay information are unwilling to even consider
> >> professional and scientific results, but we made the list for the
> >> public, and, if that's what you want, we'll stick to it, but I am now
> >> even more convinced that this should be a professional list; I spend
> >> a goodly portion of my professional life working on just such
> >> misperceptions and misinformation; I'd like to have a professional
> >> home to keep clear of opinions which I can read every day in my
> >> home-town newspaper. I suggest we bring the matter of access to this
> >> list up for discussion again.
> >> dInIs
> >> Dennis R. Preston
> >> Department of Linguistics and Languages
> >> Michigan State University
> >... That said, I'd like to thank
> >you for your informative essay on The English Language Unity Act
> of 2001. I
> >was a pleasure to read.
> It was indeed, but we should keep our Dennises straight--i.e.
> remember how to tell a Dennis from a dInIs. The essay was by Dennis
> Baron, not Preston, although I'm sure the latter would endorse the
> former's petition.
Apologies to both Dennises.
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