ADS Website Link to Vocabula Review

Beth Simon simon at IPFW.EDU
Thu Jun 19 21:24:43 UTC 2003

Perhaps the surface conflicts are bobbing on a much broader and deeper
ocean of problem, which is that no coheren't position has been
presented, or rather represented by the  publisher/editor. The notions
of Language or language, variety, variation, etc., etc. have been
noticeably elided.  Vocabula doesn't embody or propound or etc.
prescriptivism or prescriptiveness, standard language/variety/dialect,
nor standardization. Am I alone in being still in the dark as to what
the publisher means by "English" (or even American English)?

beth lee simon, ph.d.
associate professor, linguistics and english
indiana university purdue university
fort wayne, in 46805-1499
voice 260 481 6761; fax 260 481 6985
email simon at

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