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FYI: Lg in Judicial Process, Phonetics

Author: Bethany K. Dumas

FYI Body: I am happy to report that the server problems associated with my
electronic journal of language and law, "Language in the Judicial
Process," have been resolved. The URL <http://ljp.la.utk.edu> now gives
full access to the current issue (issue 2.4, online today) and all back

Because of the nature of the server problems, issue 2.4 contains fewer
items than originally planned. The book reviews for the books listed below
will be in 3.1, to appear shortly.

Thank you for your helpful posts re access problems and for your

Best regards,
Bethany Dumas

Books Reviewed in 3.1:

The Bilingual Courtroom: Court Interpreters In The Judicial Process.
By Susan Berk-Seligson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1990.

The Practice Of Court Interpreting. By Alicia Betsy Edwards.
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing 1995.

Translation and the Law. By Translation and the Law. Marshall
Morris, ed. Vol. VIII of the American Translators Association Scholarly
Monograph Series, Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 1995.

Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, Language & Law
Department of English EMAIL: dumasb@utk.edu
415 McClung Tower (423) 974-6965, (423) 974-6926 (FAX)
University of Tennessee Editor, Language in the Judicial Process
Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 USA <http://ljp.la.utk.edu>

New for 1997 from Cascadilla Press: Magnetic Phonetics.

Magnetic Phonetics is a set of almost 300 magnetic tiles with all of the
IPA symbols on them, including tiles for diacritics. The tiles stick to
refrigerators and metal file cabinets. Magnetic Phonetics also contains
120 tiles oriented towards broad transcription of English, with a score on
each tile. This set can be used to play IPA Crossword on a tabletop or a
magnetic surface. We include a rules guide and copies of the current IPA
chart with each set.

For details, go to http://www.cascadilla.com/magpho.html or send
e-mail to magpho@cascadilla.com. Note: the tiles are small, and are no
for use by linguists under the age of 4.

Michael Bernstein
Cascadilla Press

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