[Ads-l] What is North America

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 7 15:11:55 EDT 2020


I assume that today the "American Dialect Society" is all about American English Dialects rather than "North American" as it says at the home site.

I wonder what the 1889 thinking was when they said the ADS is focused on NORTH American dialects.  https://www.americandialect.org/   I assumed "American" was just USA.  Perhaps the word NORTH should be deleted.


Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com






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From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:07 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: What is North America

Eight states joined the USA after 1889. Cuba and the Philippines would soon
become occupied territory. Perhaps they knew what they were doing.

On Mon, Aug 3, 2020, 3:17 PM Tom Zurinskas <truespel at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I wonder what the 1889 thinking was when they said the ADS is focused on
> NORTH American dialects.  https://www.americandialect.org/   I assumed
> "American" was just USA.  Perhaps the word NORTH should be deleted.  All
> say "Si'"
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> List of North American countries, by population:
> https://bit.ly/3froKMr
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> Tom Zurinskas,  Originally from SW Conn 20 yrs,  college NE Tenn 3,  work
> SE NJ  33,  resides SE Florida 18...  truespel.com
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org
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The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org


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