LINGUIST List 4.925

Sat 06 Nov 1993

Qs: Cook, Huff, Pay for informants, Borsley, Myth

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  1. Robert Howren, Trying to locate
  2. Susan Herring, pay scale for native speaker transcribers
  3. , Q: Bob Borsley
  4. , Query: Myths about Language

Message 1: Trying to locate

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 1993 07:41:46 +Trying to locate
From: Robert Howren <howrengibbs.oit.unc.edu>
Subject: Trying to locate

I'm trying to locate two linguists, William Cook and Charles Huff, who
worked on Eastern Cherokee in North Carolina in the 1970's. I would
appreciate hearing from anyone on LINGUIST who might point me in their
directions.
-- Bob Howren Linguistics, UNC at Chapel Hill
r_howrenunc.edu
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Message 2: pay scale for native speaker transcribers

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 93 14:25:52 CSTpay scale for native speaker transcribers
From: Susan Herring <susanutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: pay scale for native speaker transcribers


I'm projecting a budget to hire native speakers to transcribe a
large corpus of tape-recorded telephone conversations in Tamil.
What is the going rate at American universities for hiring
transcribers?

In addition to being native speakers, the transcribers would have
some linguistic training, and would be required to transcribe
phonemically from spoken Tamil into romanized written Tamil,
entering the data into a computerized database.

A related question concerns the pay scale for translators (this
would be for the same corpus).

I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who's had any experience in
either of these matters.

Susan Herring
susanutafll.uta.edu
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Message 3: Q: Bob Borsley

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 93 07:52:02 ESTQ: Bob Borsley
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Q: Bob Borsley

Does anybody have an email address for Bob Borsley, Bangor, Wales, UK.
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Message 4: Query: Myths about Language

Date: Sat, 6 Nov 93 09:47:22 ESTQuery: Myths about Language
From: <Alexis_Manaster_RamerMTS.cc.Wayne.edu>
Subject: Query: Myths about Language

Does anybody have--or know of--a handy collection of myths about
language that could be cited in print? I mean the sort of thing
that includes Eskimo snow words, the "fact" that African languages
have no abstract terms and only a few hundred words, or that
Elizabethan English is alive and well in the Ozarks.
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