LINGUIST List 14.1777

Wed Jun 25 2003

FYI: Russian Ling Portal Site, Dialect Survey Site

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


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  1. Alla Gradinarova, Bolkan Rusistics Portal Site Launched
  2. Karen Chung, Dialect survey

Message 1: Bolkan Rusistics Portal Site Launched

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 08:09:43 +0000
From: Alla Gradinarova <algraabv.bg>
Subject: Bolkan Rusistics Portal Site Launched

A new portal site has been launched on Russian Language and Literary
Studies, maintained by the Department of Russian Language at Sofia
University.

http://www.russian.iztok.net

You can publish here news, calls for papers and conferences, articles
in more than 30 categories and 15 rubrics, take part in the online
forums, submit sites and downloads, outline your Department of
research group, discuss relevant projects and look for academics
willing to cooperate.

Interface languages: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, and
Italian

Admins and moderators from Departments of Russian language are needed
to strengthen the personal support to the project and the upcoming
E-Journal of Bolkan Rusistics. Please contact

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alla Gradinarova - algraabv.bg
Assist. Prof Dr. Nikolai Vazov - nikislav.uni-sofia.bg 
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Message 2: Dialect survey

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 02:11:06 +0800
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Dialect survey


 The following is cross-posted from dialect coach Joel Goldes'
_Tongue Tips_ newsletter



> A quick issue to point out the results of an informative and amusing
dialect survey on the web...The Dialect Survey website:

http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~golder/dialect/

shows the results of this extensive survey on the use of sounds and
words across America. Click on 'Maps and Results' to find out where
in this country more people pronounce "aunt" as "ant" or "ahnt"
(question #1), where people call fireflies "peenie wallies" (question
#65) or to learn a colorful expression for driving a car around in
circles (question #77). Quite entertaining, if you go in for this
sort of thing!


 Ad hoc pronunciation symbols are used, i.e. no IPA, but this
survey is full of fascinating, up-to-date information on actual word
usage and pronunciations common in the United States today.


 Karen Steffen Chung
 http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
 http://www.topica.com/lists/phonetics/


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