LINGUIST List 15.1049

Tue Mar 30 2004

Qs: Filled Pause Audio Files;Lang/Cultural Identity

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  1. erard, sound files of filled pauses?
  2. Jespy Pereira-Barker, Cultural identity, language maintenance

Message 1: sound files of filled pauses?

Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 16:13:28 -0600
From: erard <>
Subject: sound files of filled pauses?

For a radio documentary on filled pauses in the world's languages, I 
am looking for sound files of filled pauses and discourse markers in 
as many languages as possible. These can be part of larger 
recordings; I will simply clip out the sounds I need.

If you have such files, let me know.

Thanks in advance.

Michael Erard
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Message 2: Cultural identity, language maintenance

Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 16:54:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Jespy Pereira-Barker <>
Subject: Cultural identity, language maintenance

I am a Linguist fianl year student undertaking a case study on
language maintenance in the Keralite community living in London, who
speak Malayalam.

I am interested to find out if there is any good academic sources of
information whether published or not, on communities that have
migrated and settled in cities such as London. The focus is on the
Keralite community from South West India who speak Malayalam and who
have settled in London. I was particularly interested in the
community's views of identity with the language, whose role is it on
maintaining the language, and how language plays a role (for them) in
identity, membership. Or whether the view is 'it is better to
assimilate to the host culture'.

There is much research on English in India but not so much for the
other way. I intend to conduct a focus group, follow up with a
questionnaire and interviews but need some help with literature

Thank you very much for your cooperation 

Jespy Pereira-Barker 

Subject-Language: Malayalam; Code: MJS 
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