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NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS John Algeo is spending the current year as a Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the Survey of English Usage, University College London. His research in England is directed to the grammatical differences between current British and American English, with side forays into such subjects as the work of the nineteenth-century Anglo-Saxonist and Dorsetshire poet William Barnes. Richard W. Bailey is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan. He has recently edited Dictionaries ofEnglish: Prospects for the Record of Our Language, a collection of papers by eminent lexicographers, which will appear this spring from the University of Michigan Press. He is editor of Dictionaries. Marsha L. Dutton is an assistant research editor in the Middle English Dictionary. Her primary areas of research are twelfth-century Cistercian spirituality and medieval anchoritic literature. She is currently writing the introduction to a new translation of Aelred of Rievaulx's De spirituali amicitia. David L. Gold is a co-editor of the Jewish Language Review (published by the Association for the Study of Jewish Languages), a special contributing editor for Webster's New World Dictionaries, and an associate editor of the Dictionary of Surnames (to be published soon by the Oxford University Press). He teaches in the Department of Hebrew Language and in the Yiddish Studies Program at the University of Haifa. James E. Iannucci is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. His major research interests are contrastive linguistics and bilingual lexicography; he has published extensively in these fields. He has served as a consultant in the preparation of several bilingual dictionaries and is currently engaged as a consultant in a major project to produce a Chinese-English dictionary. 328 Notes On Contributors329 Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer in the Artificial Intelligence and Information Science Research Group at Bell Communications Research. In 1985 she completed the Master of Philosophy in Linguistics at the University of Exeter and is now working toward the Ph.D. there. She is the author of Workshop on Lexicography: A Course for Dictionary Users (1984). R. W. McConchie lectures in Old and Middle English at the University of Wollongong, N.S.W., Australia, and is a member of the editorial committee of Parergon, the journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. His current research interests are the medical terminology of sixteenth-century English, the views of medical practitioners on the use of English, and the incorporation of such terminology into early seventeenthcentury dictionaries and the OED. He has also published on Beowulf&nd has worked on the place-names of West Suffolk. James B. McMillan, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Alabama, was a contributor to the DAE and the DA, a member of the Advisory Board of the Funk & Wagnalls College Standard Dictionary, and an outside consultant for the new OED Supplement. With the assistance of Michael Montgomery, he is revising his Annotated Bibliography of Southern American English. Thomas L. Markey taught at Harvard University before coming to the University of Michigan in 1973, where he is Professor of Germanic Languages. He received his doctorate from Uppsala University, holds an honorary degree from the University of Florence, is a corresponding member of the Swedish Academy, has published over 150 scholarly books, articles, and reviews, and has been a guest professor at the Universities of Vienna, Klagenfurt, and Cologne. 330Notes On Contributors R. J. Nelson, author of the Spanish-English side of The World-Wide Spanish Dictionary and a strong contributor to five other dictionaries, including his 1985 Supplement to The Velazquez, is out of the classroom this year writing a Spanish and English dictionary of his own. His second guide to English for the Spanish speaker awaits an interested publisher. The Linguist continues to serialize his history of languages, The Tongue of Man: The Romance of Word into Thought, in London, England. Allen Walker Read is Professor Emeritus of English at Columbia University and former president of the Dictionary Society of North America. Forrest Scott lectured at the University of Sheffield before becoming Professor of English Language at Auckland. Since arriving in 1964, he has been an observer...


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