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LINGUIST List 18.1907

Mon Jun 25 2007

Qs: Socioling Instead of FL Study; Intonation and Musical Melody

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        1.    Karen Williams, Sociolinguistics Instead of FL Study
        2.    Aniruddh Patel, Intonation and Musical Melody in Song

Message 1: Sociolinguistics Instead of FL Study
Date: 23-Jun-2007
From: Karen Williams <kwilliamsmercyhurst.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Instead of FL Study

Is anyone aware of any information available online or in print regarding
the use of sociolinguistics or ''language awareness'' courses as
alternatives for college foreign language study? I am hoping to make a case
for my in-progress sociolinguistics textbook based on its potential for
filling the gap in programs that are dropping their foreign language
requirements. Thanks in advance for any input.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Message 2: Intonation and Musical Melody in Song
Date: 22-Jun-2007
From: Aniruddh Patel <apatelnsi.edu>
Subject: Intonation and Musical Melody in Song

Dear Linguist List,

We are doing a study looking at the relationship between the speech
intonation contours of song lyrics (when spoken as text) and the musical
melody to which those lyrics were set in song.

If anyone is aware of prior work (especially empirical work) on this topic,
we would be grateful for references. We are aware that there has been a
fair amount of work on this question in tone languages, but we are
particularly interested in research on intonation languages, especially
English and French.


Ani Patel

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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