LINGUIST List 2.503

Fri 13 Sep 1991

Disc: American Tongues, Dialect

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  1. Natalie Maynor, American Dialects
  2. Vicki Fromkin, Re: 2.496 Queries
  3. , 2.496 Queries
  4. "Michael Kac", Re: 2.496 Queries
  5. "Michael Kac", Re: 2.489 Language and dialect

Message 1: American Dialects

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 91 09:45:05 CDT
From: Natalie Maynor <nm1Ra.MsState.Edu>
Subject: American Dialects
The videotape your colleague is looking for is "American Tongues." I
recommend it highly. I'll try to find the address for ordering a copy
but am not sure I'll succeed. It has been shown on PBS and the Discovery
channel several times during the past four or five years.
 --Natalie (nm1ra.msstate.edu)
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Message 2: Re: 2.496 Queries

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 91 09:12 PDT
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 2.496 Queries
In response to the query about the film on American dialects, it is
called AMERICAN TONGUES and can be purchased (I think) from Public
Broadcasting System -- it is an hour's program done for public television
and is very good and funny. Just wish there was more about western US dialects
VAF
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Message 3: 2.496 Queries

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 91 17:43:48 EDT
From: <elc9jprime.acc.Virginia.EDU>
Subject: 2.496 Queries
About the video on American dialects: it's called "American Tongues",
not "American Voices", and can be procured through the Center for
Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC (or ask Walt Wolfram how to get
it).
Ellen Contini-Morava
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Message 4: Re: 2.496 Queries

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 91 18:34:59 -0500
From: "Michael Kac" <kaccs.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.496 Queries
A net subscriber asks how to find the video 'American Voices'. I don't know,
but would suggest contacting the American Council of Teachers of English as
a first step. They have produced audio materials having to do with American
dialectology, and might have been responsible for this as well.
Michael Kac
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Message 5: Re: 2.489 Language and dialect

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 91 19:11:10 -0500
From: "Michael Kac" <kaccs.umn.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.489 Language and dialect
For the record, I believe that I too identified Max Weinreich as the presump-
tive originator of 'A language is a dialect ...'.
I wonder if we need a new poll.
Michael Kac
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