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LINGUIST List 16.1852

Sun Jun 12 2005

Qs: Motion Events; Audio Recording in Classrooms

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        1.    Iraide Ibarretxe, Motion Events and Frog Stories
        2.    Jason Kooiker, Audio recording in Classrooms


Message 1: Motion Events and Frog Stories
Date: 10-Jun-2005
From: Iraide Ibarretxe <iraideunizar.es>
Subject: Motion Events and Frog Stories


Dear Colleagues,

One of my research interests is the analysis of motion events (Talmy 1991,
2000). Recently, I’ve been investigating how languages differ (both
quantitatively and qualitatively) in the type of description they offer for
the semantic components of a motion event.

At the moment I’m trying to collect as much contrastive data on motion
events as possible. This is why I need your help.

I’m looking for researchers who have collected data using the picture-book
Frog, where are you?, the so-called Frog stories, and who are willing to
fill in a questionnaire that explores the description of motion events in
the Frog stories and the mechanisms that languages use for such a description.

If you’d like to take part and share your data with me, please send me a
message (iraideunizar.es).

Many thanks in advance!

Best wishes,

Iraide

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Semantics

Message 2: Audio recording in Classrooms
Date: 09-Jun-2005
From: Jason Kooiker <kooikerberkeley.edu>
Subject: Audio recording in Classrooms


I will be doing classroom observations and making recordings of some class
periods in elementary and high schools next year. I wanted to ask if
anyone has experience with this sort of thing, and if you might have
recommendations as far as a digital recording device and microphone which
will work well in a classroom setting.

Many Thanks,
Jason Kooiker

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics



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