LINGUIST List 12.719

Thu Mar 15 2001

FYI: LSA Bulletin, New Website/ English Accents

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <lydialinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. LSA, March 2001 LSA Bulletin
  2. Donn Bayard, New Website: Evaluating English Accents Worldwide

Message 1: March 2001 LSA Bulletin

Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 08:13:39 -0500 (EST)
From: LSA <lsalsadc.org>
Subject: March 2001 LSA Bulletin

The March 2001 LSA Bulletin is now available on the LSA web site:

	http://www.lsadc.org
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: New Website: Evaluating English Accents Worldwide

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 15:11:08 +1300
From: Donn Bayard <donn.bayardstonebow.otago.ac.nz>
Subject: New Website: Evaluating English Accents Worldwide

	Evaluating English Worldwide project

	A new website is now available outlining the goals and 
methods of a group of scholars interested in the first coordinated 
comparative evaluation of various regional dialects of English on a 
global basis: 
< http://www.otago.ac.nz/anthropology/Linguistic/Accents.html >
	We come from many countries, from New Zealand to Sweden to 
Singapore, and disciplines (anthropology, psychology, linguistics, 
etc.), but we are working together to examine attitudes toward a 
standard stimulus tape featuring female and male voices using 
Southern English (RP-type), North American (Inland Northern), and 
General Australian and New Zealand English accents. The website 
presents our aims, methods, clips of the eight voices used, and 
results from seven nations (New Zealand, Australia, England, America, 
Sweden, Finland, Germany). Other samples are being collected from 
Singapore, Poland, and Fiji, and we hope to recruit scholars from 
other countries like Japan, China, Brazil, Nigeria, etc. Scholars 
interested in becoming involved in the project are urged to contact 
me at the e-mail address below.

Donn Bayard, Coordinator
- 
 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

Donn Bayard
Associate Professor
Anthropology Department Te Tari Matauranga Tikanga Tangata
University of Otago Te Whare Wananga o Otakou
Dunedin, New Zealand Otepoti, Aotearoa

 Phone +64 -3-479-8738
 Fax +64 -3-479-9095
 e-mail: DONN.BAYARDSTONEBOW.OTAGO.AC.NZ


Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue