LINGUIST List 10.1548

Mon Oct 18 1999

Qs: Feminism/etymology, Krashen's "din"

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  1. katie haegele, Feminism and etymology
  2. horning, Reference for Krashen's "din"

Message 1: Feminism and etymology

Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 14:08:39 GMT
From: katie haegele <>
Subject: Feminism and etymology


I'm starting a project that deals with feminist approaches to
language, but I'd like to veer away from SAGE-esque arguments
regarding traditionally "sexist" usage of pronouns and so on. I'm more
interested in the changing meanings of words that refer to women. So,
if anyone could refer me to some sources on the etymology of such
words or phrases, or would like to share personal knowledge on the
topic, I'd be very appreciative.
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Message 2: Reference for Krashen's "din"

Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 12:43:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: horning <>
Subject: Reference for Krashen's "din"


Can someone who is familiar with Stephen Krashen's work give me a
citation for his phrase concerning the "din of language" that language
learners need to hear in order to succeed in the process of
acquisition? Please respond off-list to I will
post or forward the answer to anyone else who might be interested.


Alice Horning
Department of Linguistics
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309
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