LINGUIST List 14.1441

Tue May 20 2003

Qs: American Southern Eng; Elementary Linguistics

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  1. Bartek Plichta, Southern pronunciations of /ay/
  2. Stokes/Jones Family, linguistics in elementary schools

Message 1: Southern pronunciations of /ay/

Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 02:23:19 +0000
From: Bartek Plichta <>
Subject: Southern pronunciations of /ay/

Dear Linguists.

I am currently doing research on the /ay/ sound (e.g., ''high'',
''time'', etc.) in Southern varieties of American English. Does anyone
have access to a database of Southern speech? I would be very
interested in getting access to a few high quality recordings
containing the sound /ay/.

Thank you very much in advance.

Bartek Plichta 

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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Message 2: linguistics in elementary schools

Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 19:53:15 +1000
From: Stokes/Jones Family <>
Subject: linguistics in elementary schools

I am trying to introduce some elementary ideas in linguistics to
aprimary school class (aged 9 - 10) as I think it would support their
phonics work, but I am having great difficulty finding suitable
material. Can you suggest any suitable sites? eg what linguists do,
how consonants and vowels are formed, how can we define them etc etc
with thanks, Jenny Stokes
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