LINGUIST List 13.1635

Mon Jun 10 2002

Qs: "Zones of Dispersion", Accented English

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  1. Dr Kormi Anipa, "Zones of Dispersion?"
  2. Rias van den Doel, English with an accent

Message 1: "Zones of Dispersion?"

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 08:03:42 +0000
From: Dr Kormi Anipa <>
Subject: "Zones of Dispersion?"

Dear Colleagues,

I should be very grateful for help to trace the SOURCE of something I
read casually many years ago (in fact, in the 80s, prior to deciding
to do linguistics) and which I am now interested in. I read it in
France, in French. It was the phonological concept of sounds
interferring in the "territories" of each other--i.e. the overlapping
of phonic values of distinctive phonemes. The exact French term used
by the linguist was "LES ZONES DE DISPERSION". Whether this term
belongs to the French/Francophone author or he/she also took it from
an earlier source, I will appreciate any lead as to getting to the
source(s) of the concept.

I thank everyone in advance and look forward to some assistance.

Kormi Anipa, Ph.D.
Department of Spanish
University of St Andrews
St Andrews KY16 9AL
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Message 2: English with an accent

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 06:03:34 +0000
From: Rias van den Doel <>
Subject: English with an accent

An online experiment investigating native-speaker reactions to Dutch

I am working on a research project for Utrecht University, in the
Netherlands. My objective is to determine how native speakers of
English react to English spoken with a foreign accent. I have made an
online experiment, which takes about 15 minutes to complete.

If you're a native speaker of English (of any variety), I'd greatly
appreciate your participation.

If you'd like to read more about the experiment, go to
There is a link to the experiment on this site.

Please note that, if you participate, you can take part in a free
lottery for a small prize, as a token of our gratitude.

Thanks very much for your time and interest.

Rias van den Doel, M. Phil.
Utrecht University

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 

Language-Family: Germanic; Code: IEF

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