LINGUIST List 13.23

Mon Jan 7 2002

Media: Tolkien's Lang, NYT Disc/The Language Instinct

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <karenlinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Suzette Haden Elgin, Tolkien's Elvish Languages on National Geographic
  2. Karen S. Chung, NYT discussion on _The Language Instinct_

Message 1: Tolkien's Elvish Languages on National Geographic

Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 10:42:15 -0600
From: Suzette Haden Elgin <oclsmadisoncounty.net>
Subject: Tolkien's Elvish Languages on National Geographic

December 24, 2001

Last night's National Geographic television series had a brief segment
about Tolkien's Elvish languages and the claim that they were based
primarily on a Finnish language, as part of a show on the making of _The
Lord of the Rings_.

Suzette Haden Elgin
http://www.sfwa.org/members/elgin
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Message 2: NYT discussion on _The Language Instinct_

Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 06:44:49 +0800
From: Karen S. Chung <karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: NYT discussion on _The Language Instinct_


>From the "Books" section of the _New York Times_ online:

 "For the month of January, readers will discuss "The Language Instinct"
by Steven Pinker. The author will respond to readers' questions at the end
of the month."

 Link to the discussion at:

 http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?50.f271858

 You will need to register for the NYT if you haven't already, but it's
free.


 Karen Chung

 karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw
 Phonetics and more at:
 http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung


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