good listserv on general linguisics?

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Thu Nov 3 14:31:57 UTC 2005

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I occasionally have questions about general linguistics which are possibly of interest to others but would not fit this list.  What would be the best list to subscribe to and lurk until I'm hit by a question?  Some samples:
If one finds one is more and more typing  homonyms rather than the English word one intends, does this show incipient Alzheimer's, or does the Internet experience someone induce it?
Are there any languages that have gender some somewhat linked to biological sex in which the common gender is something other than the masculine?
Also, is there a good list on debated questions of English prescriptive grammmar, what we ought to do - Jesperson in contrast to the nihilist positivists Boas and Labov?  ;^)  
Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D., Senior Reference Librarian
South Asia Team, Asian Division
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building 150
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4810
tel. 202-707-3732; fax 202-707-1724; athr at
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