LINGUIST List 15.3237

Thu Nov 18 2004

Qs: iPods recorders for Fieldwork; Puns in Film Titles

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        1.    Fiona McLaughlin, i-pod recorders for linguistic fieldwork
        2.    Fco. Javier Díaz Pérez, Film titles in English containing puns

Message 1: i-pod recorders for linguistic fieldwork

Date: 18-Nov-2004
From: Fiona McLaughlin <>
Subject: i-pod recorders for linguistic fieldwork

Has anyone used an i-pod recorder for linguistic fieldwork, and if so, what
 is the verdict?
 The i-pod recorder link is:
 Many thanks,
 Fiona Mc Laughlin
 University of Florida 
 Linguistic Field(s): Language Description

Message 2: Film titles in English containing puns

Date: 17-Nov-2004
From: Fco. Javier Díaz Pérez <>
Subject: Film titles in English containing puns


I am compiling a corpus of original film titles in English which contain
puns or some type of wordplay in order to analyse how they have been
translated into Spanish. Could anybody suggest titles of this type to me?

There are some titles which I am not sure about, such as ''The Crying
Game'' (Neil Jordan, 1994), ''The in-laws'' (Andrew Fleming, 2003), or
''The shipping news'' (Lasse Hallström, 2001). Do you think they contain
any type of pun?
Any references on this topic would be very welcome. 

Thanks very much in advance for your help,

Javier Díaz 

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

 Subject Language(s): Spanish (Language Code: SPN)

 Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)  
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