boring e-mails

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Fri Jun 4 11:47:47 UTC 1999


I'm sure you don't want to mention this identity in public, but I'd like to
meet this guy you describe. Sounds like me and him are interested in some
of the same things.


>Mark Mandel writes:
><< . . . When I first subscribed to this list, almost the first thing I saw
>was what seemed to be a vitriolic flamewar between, IIRC, Salikoko Mufwene,
>Ron Butters . . .>>
>Not between Sali and me, non! I can't imagine Sali ever saying anything that
>could even be construed as flaming! A certain bald-headed ex-jock folk
>dialectologist in Michigan, however, is another matter.

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
preston at
Office: (517)353-0740
Fax: (517)432-2736

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