LINGUIST List 11.2327

Fri Oct 27 2000

FYI: New Zealand English, Lang Varieties, Iranian

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <>


  1. John Newman, New Website - New Zealand English
  2. Jeff Siegel, Website - Language Varieties
  3. Karine Megerdoomian, New Website - Iranian Linguistics

Message 1: New Website - New Zealand English

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 12:07:37 +1200
From: John Newman <>
Subject: New Website - New Zealand English

Announcing a new website on New Zealand English (including genuine Kiwi
accented sound clips, extensive bibiliography, overview of research
projects etc.) at

Dr. John Newman
School of Language Studies
Massey University
Palmerston North
New Zealand
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Message 2: Website - Language Varieties

Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 08:48:30 +1100
From: Jeff Siegel <>
Subject: Website - Language Varieties

Dear colleagues,

The renovated Language Varieties website has moved to .
Its aim is to provide accessible information to non-linguists
(especially teachers and students) about pidgins, creoles, minority
dialects, regional dialects and indigenized varieties. (So an attempt
as been made to keep it uncomplicated in both content and design.) The
site contains definitions, tips for using such varieties in the
classroom, references and links to other sites. At present, it includes
descriptions of Hawai`i Creole English, African American (Vernacular)
English, Aboriginal English, Singlish (Singapore Colloquial English),
Bislama, Tok Pisin and Kamtok (Cameroon Pidgin). [Coming soon: Jamaican
Creole, Tayo and Geordie (Newcastle English),]. If anyone is interested
in contributing a short description of another variety, please contact
me. Also, any comments or suggestions for improvements would be

Jeff Siegel

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
University of New England
Armidale, NSW 2351
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Message 3: New Website - Iranian Linguistics

Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2000 20:12:52 -0700
From: Karine Megerdoomian <>
Subject: New Website - Iranian Linguistics

Friends and Colleagues,

We are proud to announce a new website dedicated to the study
of Iranian languages. The Forum for Iranian Linguistics is designed
to provide resources for the theoretical and computational study 
of the Iranian languages with emphasis on Persian. It includes a 
bibliography of papers, dissertations and books published on Iranian 
Linguistics, as well as unpublished material on the subject. It also 
contains links to researchers and institutions working on Iranian 

The site can be accessed through the following URL:

You are invited to submit your work to be included on the archive
and to help develop this website. We hope that this site will enhance 
communication between researchers and will facilitate the 
distribution of current work on Iranian languages. 


Simin Karimi - University of Arizona
Karine Megerdoomian - University of Southern California
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