GuideStar report on ADS

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Wed Jun 21 12:08:03 UTC 2000

> From:         AAllan at AOL.COM
> Nonprofits have the opportunity to post information about their program and
> goals, and I just did that for ADS. If you're curious, go to
> and just type in "American Dialect Society."
> If you see anything that needs correction, let me know. - Allan Metcalf

I think it's too bad that the Guidestar summary says:

The American Dialect Society is an association of scholars and others
interested in studying the English language in North America, past and

whereas the ADS site adds:
- and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or
influenced by it.

It's probably that way because of a word limit, but I think it makes us sound
like guardians of English.


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