LINGUIST List 10.1613

Tue Oct 26 1999

Qs: Americanisation of British English, Taiwanese

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  1. Tony Jappy, Americanisation of British English
  2. Joaquim Brand�o de Carvalho, References on Taiwanese

Message 1: Americanisation of British English

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 08:39:04 +0000
From: Tony Jappy <>
Subject: Americanisation of British English

 I have a student wishing to research the (alleged) 
Americanisation of British English. Could anyone point me 
to relevant sources from both British and American viewpoints
and also, if possible, to newspaper and magazine articles, 
particularly of the outraged, dyspeptic sort? If I have 
enough answers and if anyone else is interested I'll give 
a summary later.
 Tony Jappy
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Message 2: References on Taiwanese

Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 07:56:51 +0200
From: Joaquim Brand�o de Carvalho <>
Subject: References on Taiwanese

Dear Fellow Linguists,

A student from the Linguistics Masters program is looking for references on
any linguistic topic (phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, historical
linguistics, etc.) regarding Taiwanese and, more generally, the Min variety
of Chinese. Any reference would be wellcome. Please send your message to me

Thank you in advance on her behalf.

Joaquim Brandao de Carvalho
1, rue Henri Poincare
75020 Paris
Tel./fax : 01 43 64 34 18
(If calling from outside France,
please replace the prefix '01' with '331'.)

Departement de linguistique
Faculte des Sciences Humaines et Sociales - Sorbonne
Universite Rene Descartes - Paris V

CNRS : ESA 7018, GDR 1954
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