Doug Biber: Our Featured Linguist!
In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
FYI: Address correction, Journals available
The author of 8.31, Sum: "bury" and "charcoal" misspelled the mailing|
address of the email discussion list of the American Dialect Soc'y (or
transmitted a misspelling as she had received it). The error seems to
be due to lower-case visual ambiguity, so I'll use upper-case, which
is non-distinctive. The correct address is
However, if no one volunteers to take it over from the curren
administrator and host, the list will die soon.
Mark A. Mandel : email@example.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/
Personal home page: http://world.std.com/~mam/
As was reported on Linguist, Professor R. M. R. Hall died recently. I
am aiding the family is disposing of his linguistics library. There
are 19 boxes of journals for which we would like to find a good home.
The biggest chunk of this is a complete run of Language, in addition
there are a large number of issues of IJAL and Word, as well as a
number of others. The first library or linguistics department which
can use this material and is willing to pay the shipping costs may
have it. EMAIL me at Frank.Anshen@SUNYSB.edu.
There are also good selections of historical linguistics (mostly
Indo-European) and classics also looking for a good home. Please
email me if you know of one.