Vocabula link

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Jun 19 19:33:16 UTC 2003

>How bout "needs arrested"?

dInIs (who adores mocking midlanders, you know, they guys who don't
speak no dialects)

>    I've been away for the past week and so have missed most of the sizzling
>comments about Vocabula. It does seem to me that a link to Vocabula is still
>appropriate on ADS-L, with a descriptive rather than an evaluative comment.
>Something like:
>  "Vocabula articles generally express the view that our language is in
>dangerous decline and needs arrest."
>    Others, I'm sure, could improve on this, but I think we could come up with
>a description that would be accepted as fair by all concerned.
>    - Allan Metcalf

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic,
      Asian & African Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
e-mail: preston at msu.edu
phone: (517) 353-9290

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