LINGUIST List 10.871

Tue Jun 8 1999

Books: Sociolinguistics

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  1. Paul Peranteau, The Cultural Context in Business Communication
  2. milly.neate, Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles
  3. LINCOM EUROPA, New CD-ROM: Jugendspezifische Sprechweisen

Message 1: The Cultural Context in Business Communication

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 14:44:16 -0400
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: The Cultural Context in Business Communication

John Benjamins Publishing announces this new work in Pragmatics:

The Cultural Context in Business Communication.
Susanne NIEMEIER, Charles P. CAMPBELL and Rene DIRVEN (eds.)
90 272 2176 6 / NLG 138.00 (Hardcover)
1 55619 530 3 / USD 69.00 (Hardcover)
The Cultural Context in Business Communication focuses on differences and
similarities in business negotiations and written communication in
intercultural settings. To set the scene, Edward T. Hall looks back at
"culture" as an evolutionary concept and Charles Campbell explains the
value of classical rhetoric in contemporary cultures. Further
contributions present case studies of cross-cultural encounters and
discourse aspects in various settings. Steven Weiss explores the proper
character of six cultures: Chinese, French, Japanese, Mexican, Nigerian,
and Saudi. Other chapters contrast English with cultures such as Chinese,
German, Dutch, Finnish, and Irish. The book closes with two chapters on
training for effective business communication and provide models in
participatory training and gaming.
Contributions by: E.T. Hall; C.P. Campbell; S.E. Weiss; H. Yli-Jokipii; F.
Scharf; S. Mac Mathuna; P. Grundy; M. Li & T. Koole; R. Porings; L. Baten;
M. Ingels; J.P. Verckens; K. Davis; T. de Rycker.
[Sorry, diacritics have been removed] 
				John Benjamins Publishing Co. 
Offices:		Philadelphia				Amsterdam:
Phone:		+215 836-1200				+31 20 6762325
Fax: 		+215 836-1204				+31 20 6739773
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Message 2: Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 10:54:45 +0000
From: milly.neate <>
Subject: Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles

Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles, edited by Paul Foulkes, 
Department of Linguistics, University of Leeds, UK and Gerard Docherty, 
Department of Speech, University of Newcastle, UK
August 1999 c.336pp PB 0 340 70608 2 c.\15616.99/$24.95
CASS 0 340 74105 8 c.\15614.99 +VAT CD 0 340 75952 6 c.\15614.99 +VAT

Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles
Accents and dialects are constantly undergoing small variations over time, 
but evidence shows that change may have become increasingly rapid in the 
past few decades. Urban Voices presents one of the few recent surveys of 
this phonological variation and change in urban accents across Great Britain 
and Ireland.

Each of the 14 specially commissioned chapters is divided into two parts. 
The first provides a detailed description of accent features within one or 
more urban centres, including information on social and stylistic variation 
and ongoing change. In the second part a range of current theoretical and 
methodological issues are discussed. Some chapters present wholly new data 
based on fieldwork carried out specifically for inclusion in Urban Voices, 
while others summarise data from well-known research, up-dated and 
reanalysed in accordance with new findings.

Containing copious illustrative and pedagogic material, this textbook 
presents a clear pathway to state-of-the-art research for students of 
sociolinguistics, dialectology, phonetics, and phonology at advanced 
undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, the detailed descriptive data 
and the accompanying cassette constitute a valuable resource for students 
and teachers of English, clinicians and speech therapists, forensic 
phoneticians, researchers in speech recognition and speech synthesis, and 

Key Features 
Up-to-date survey of British English accents - the only recent 
thorough-going overview
State-of-the-art survey of theoretical and methodological issues at the 
forefront of sociolinguistics

Contents: The international phonetic alphabet / Patterns of variation and 
change in three Newcastle vowels: is this dialect levelling? / Derby and 
Newcastle: instrumental phonetic and variationist studies / Sheffield 
dialect in the 1990s: revisiting the concept of NORMs / West Wirral: norms, 
self-reports and usage / Sandwell, West Midlands: ambiguous perspectives on 
gender patterns and model of change / Norwich: endogenous and exogenous 
linguistics change / Dialect levelling: change and continuity in Milton 
Keynes, Reading and Hull / South East London English: discrete versus 
continuous modelling of consonantal reduction / Cardiff: a real-time study 
of glottalization / Glasgow: accent and voice quality / Edinburgh: 
descriptive material / Standard English in Edinburgh and Glasgow: the 
Scottish vowel length rule revealed / (London)Derry: between Ulster and 
local speech - class, ethnicity and language change / Dublin English: 
current changes and their motivation.

Readership: Undergraduate students of linguistics. Actors and drama students 
wishing to learn a particular accent.

Contributors: Deborah Chirrey, Edge Hill University College / Beverley 
Collins, Rijks Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands / Gerard J Docherty, 
University of Newcastle, UK / Paul Foulkes, University of Leeds, UK / Nigel 
Hewlett, Queen Margaret College, UK / Raymond Hickey, University of Essen, 
Germany / Paul Kerswill, University of Reading, UK / Anne Grethe Mathisen, 
University of Oslo, Norway / Kevin McCafferty, Universitetet i Tromso, 
Norway / Inger Mees, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark / Lesley Milroy , 
University of Michigan, USA / Mark Newbrook, Monash University, Australia / 
James M Scobbie, Queen Margaret College, UK / Jana Stoddart, Olomouc, Czech 
Republic / Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow, UK / Laura Tollfree, 
Monash University, Australia / Peter Trudgill, University of Fribourg, 
Switzerland / Alice Turk, University of Edinburgh, UK / Clive Upton, 
University of Leeds, UK / Dominic Watt, University of Leeds, UK / J D A 
Widdowson, University of Sheffield, UK / Ann Williams, University of 
Reading, UK.

Available on inspection for lecturers (quote LLF)
Tel: +44 (0) 171 873 6355
Fax: +44 (0) 171 873 6325
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Message 3: New CD-ROM: Jugendspezifische Sprechweisen

Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 10:32:20 +0200
Subject: New CD-ROM: Jugendspezifische Sprechweisen

Peter Schlobinski, Gabi Kohl & Imrgadt Ludewigt

Die Arbeit 'Jugendspezifische Sprechweisen' (Deutschland) umfa\223t einen
Textkorpus von 580 Seiten mit ausgew\228hlten Tonaufnahmen (ca. 120
Minuten) aus einer teilnehmenden Beobachtung aus den Jahren 1991-1992.
Sie diente als Datengrundlage f\252r das Buch: Schlobinski et al.,
Jugendsprache. Fiktion und Wirklichkeit. 1993.

In der von Dr. Michael D\252rr (Berliner Gesamtkatalog) und Prof.Dr. Peter
Schlobinski (Universit\228t Hannover) neu herausgegebenen CD-Rom-Reihe
LIBRARY werden Tondaten zum einen konserviert und zum anderen mit
Verschriftungen Interessenten zur Analyse zur Verf\252gung gestellt. Als
Dokumente im Acrobat-Format sind die Daten betriebs-systemunabh\228ngig
les- und verarbeitbar, Abspieler von Ton- und Videodaten f\252r MacIntosh
und Multimedia-PCs werden als Plug-Ins auf der CD mitgeliefert. Weitere
Informationen und Spezifikationen finden sich im Booklet der jeweiligen

Die ersten CDs sind im Kontext der Arbeiten der Reihenherausgeber
entstanden. Die CDs zum Deutschen in S\252dbrasilien und Venezuela beruhen
auf ausgedehnten Feldforschungen beruhen. Die CDs zur Jugendsprache und
zum Berlinischen sind 'Nebenprodukte' aus Forschungsprojekten, die vom
selben Herausgeber geleitet wurden bzw. werden. Die CD zum
Itelmenischen, einer Sprache in Kamtschatka (Sibirien), steht im Rahmen
eines gr\246\223eren Entwicklungshilfeprojektes und enth\228lt ein 'Schulbuch'
mit Ton- und Videodaten. Die CD-ROM sind auf Deutsch (01, 02, 04, 05,
07; siehe unten) bzw. auf English verfa\223t (03, 08).

SYSTEMVORAUSSETZUNGEN: Windows: PC mit 386, 486 oder Pentium Prozessor.
Microsoft\174 Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT\153 3.5 oder neuer, 4 MB
RAM, CD-Rom Laufwerk (Quad-speed empfohlen), 16-Bit-Soundkarte.
MacIntosh: MacIntosh mit 68020 oder 68040 Processor sowie Power
MacIntosh Apple\174 System 7.0 oder neuer, 4 MB (bei Power Mac: 8 MB),
CD-ROM-Laufwerk (Quad-speed empfohlen).

ISBN 3 89586 108 1. 
Text- und Tonbibliothek sprachlicher Variet\228ten 01. 
USD 90 / DM 148/ pound sterling 51. 

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shipment worldwide by airmail.
LINCOM EUROPA, Paul-Preuss-Str. 25, D-80995 Muenchen, Germany; FAX +49
89 3148909; 
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1999 Contributors

  • Arnold Publishers
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Cascadilla Press
  • CSLI Publications
  • Elsevier Science, Ltd.
  • Finno-Ugrian Society
  • Indiana University Linguistics Club Publications
  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  • Lincom Europa
  • MIT Press--Books Division
  • MIT Working Papers in Linguisticsi
  • Mouton de Gruyter
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
  • Vaxjo:Acta Wexionesia