[Ads-l] Very Sad News

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Oct 29 12:31:54 UTC 2017

Joel was indeed generous with his help.


From: American Dialect Society <...> on behalf of George Thompson <...>
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:13:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Very Sad News

I too had been wondering why we had not heard from Joel lately.  Very sad.


On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 6:51 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
...> wrote:

> Thank you for sharing this somber news. Joel helped me and numerous
> others on many occasions. For example, he located the details of a
> citation in the Boston Globe on microfilm for me. He provided valuable
> insights and ideas on this list and elsewhere as indicated in his
> death notices. Godspeed.
> Garson
> On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Shapiro, Fred <...>
> wrote:
> > I have some very sad news to report.  Joel Berson, a longtime active
> contributor to this listserv, has passed away.  Joel was an independent
> scholar whose curiosity and diligence enriched us here and undoubtedly made
> a positive impact on many others who knew him.  His discoveries advanced
> knowledge of the English language and knowledge of the 18th century, a
> period that was clearly of great interest to him.  Below is a link to an
> obituary.
> >
> >
> > Fred Shapiro


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