LINGUIST List 13.953

Sun Apr 7 2002

Qs: "Quinto Lingo", Discourse Analysis/Media

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  1. Karen S. Chung, Quinto Lingo
  2. Ria Snellinx, Books on media

Message 1: Quinto Lingo

Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 14:59:05 +0800
From: Karen S. Chung <>
Subject: Quinto Lingo

 This is just out of curiosity, but I'm wondering how many of you there
are whose interest in linguistics got a push along by a subscription to the
long defunct _Quinto Lingo_, a magazine that published articles in five
(sometimes more) languages? _Quinto Lingo_made a big difference in my own
life. My father subscribed to it for my sister and me when I was about
eight, in an effort to help us keep up and expand our knowledge of German,
which he was teaching us at home. In addition to getting exposure to the
major European languages, I was intrigued by the subject matter of many of
the articles, e.g. the difficulties of translation, kinship terms across
languages, languages of the Caucasus. Mario Pei became a household word for
me. There were dialogues, fables, jokes, crossword puzzles, recipes. The ads
were almost as much fun as the articles: 'He who laughs - learns!! So here
they are: Laf 'n' lrn Tapes'; 'Listen to you talk!'; 'You are twice as smart
as you think!'
 A Google search turned up a couple of other linguists who cited the role
of _Quinto Lingo_ in their lifelong love affair with language and

 This isn't for research or anything other than personal interest and
curiosity. But did you once subscribe to _Quinto Lingo_? Have you hung onto
your copies of the magazine? (I still enjoy rereading mine now and then!)
What was your personal experience with _Quinto Lingo_? (Anybody interested
in starting it up again???)
 Write to me, and I'll summarize for the list if there is enough

 Former _Quinto Lingo_ subscriber

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University

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Message 2: Books on media

Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 19:23:10 +0200
From: Ria Snellinx <>
Subject: Books on media

Can anyone give me the titles of the most recent / representative books 
on sociolinguistics and the media?
I should like to find representative books on discourse analysis in
the media (press, television) written after 1990. I hope you can help

Kind regards, 

R. Snellinx
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