LINGUIST List 14.323

Fri Jan 31 2003

Qs: Variability Index, Power Relations and Spanish

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  1. Simone Ashby, Pairwise Variability Index calculation
  2. Seth Minkoff, Courses/readings on power relations and Spanish

Message 1: Pairwise Variability Index calculation

Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 07:45:58 +0000
From: Simone Ashby <simoneling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Pairwise Variability Index calculation

In applying Pairwise Variability Index calculations (Low, Grabe et
al.) to my syllable duration data, I get an overwhelming proportion of
negative values corresponding to my IPs. Does anyone know if this is
to be expected? (Note: I'm using English data.) 

Thanks!
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Message 2: Courses/readings on power relations and Spanish

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:13:21 +0000
From: Seth Minkoff <seth.minkoffumb.edu>
Subject: Courses/readings on power relations and Spanish

Dear Linguist readers,

I am putting together a course proposal on power relations (social,
economic, governmental) and Spanish. I would be grateful if you can
direct me to any readings on this topic, especially readings written
in Spanish; or if you have any relevant course syllabi that you would
be willing to share ideas from. If you have any assistance to offer, a
quick reply would be immensely appreciated. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Seth Minkoff
UMass-Boston 

Subject-Language: Spanish; Code: SPN 
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