Canadians in ADS
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 29 17:46:51 UTC 2003
At 12:32 PM -0500 1/29/03, Paul McFedries wrote:
>I've been on the list for nearly five years, and I'm a member of the ADS,
>but I didn't know that the scope of the ADS was *North* American. I've
>contributed to a few Canuck-related threads, but always with a sheepish,
>"should-we-be-doing-this?" feeling. I didn't feel unwelcome on the list;
>rather, I just thought that non-U.S. threads were off-topic. Now that I know
>that the Free Trade Agreement extends to language, as well, I'll be happy to
>initiate and contribute to Canadian-lingo topics.
But as others have pointed out, we're the American [Dialect Society]
not the [American Dialect] Society. So in principle even non-NAFTA
dialects are fair game as well.
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