Launch of the Less Widely Available Archive (LWAA)

Several readers wrote in asking whether I could post a cover to cover scan of An Outline of English Structure by Trager and Smith since they were having trouble locating a copy of the 4th printing at their library, when I posted a blog entry regarding it earlier. In addition, I am also aware that there are readers who are still active linguists, but for one reason or another, are not currently affiliated with an institution that allows ready access to all of the “classics” that we tend to reference in variationist work on language change, particularly if that work is out of print and/or less widely available. In addition, some researchers work at institutions with libraries that are less well stocked than other institutions (like, for instance, Ohio State).

For all these reasons, I have decided to include a new section here on the blog entitled the “Less Widely Available Archive (LWAA)*.” Here, as time goes on, I will post selected works that are both currently out of print and, often times, also less widely available at universities with smaller library collections. The Archive launches with the reposting of Trager and Smith’s (1957) Outline of English Structure, now available as a full cover to cover reproduction.

A long term tab (“LWAA Materials“) that makes the Archive accessible at any time is now available in the navigation bar above, as well.

Trager, George L., and Henry Lee Smith. 1957.An outline of English structure [4th printing]. Washington: American Council of Learned Societies.

*Thanks to Matt Gordon for influencing me to do so.


About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and an MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Northern Illinois University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, and first-year composition. I also work on research projects investigating variation and change in the vowel system of modern US English as it is spoken by Americans living in a variety of cities. At the moment, this includes Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Eastern Pennsylvania.

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