LINGUIST List 5.674

Fri 10 Jun 1994

Sum: Representing dialects and languages, Discourse lists

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Message 1: summary of responses on representing dialects and languages

Date: Thu, 09 Jun 1994 16:12:25 summary of responses on representing dialects and languages
From: <LROSENWALDwellesley.edu>
Subject: summary of responses on representing dialects and languages

 I offer here a much belated summary, mostly bibliographical,
of the many helpful responses to my query last November re the
representation of dialects and languages.
 1) from Jane Edwards (edwardscogsci.berkeley.edu) a
reference
to her article "Transcription and Discourse" in _The Oxford
International Encylcopedia of Linguistics_, and to her and Martin
D. Lampert's _Talking Data: Transcription and Coding in Discourse
Research_.
 2) from Michael Kac (kaccs.umn.edu) a reference to an
unpublished talk by William Labov comparing representations of
Black English by Mark Twain and Alice Walker; I've written Labov
about this and was happyt hear that the plans at some point to
revise this talk for publication.
 3) from Nancy Frishberg (nancyfseiden.com) some
fascinating references to the literary depiction of signing, among
them Gil Eastman's _Sign Me Alice_, Bernard Bragg and Eugene
Bergman's _Tales from a Clubroom_, Lou Ann Walker's _A Loss for
Words_ and one by Eve Dicker.
 4) from Linda Coleman
(Linda_K_Colemanumailsrv0.EMD.EDU),
references to literary works by Zora Neale Hurston, Dorothy
Parker, Ellen Glasgow, Eudora Welty, and Hyman Kaplan, and to
Valerie Shepherd's _Language Variety and the Art of the Everyday_.
 5) from Susan Fischer (SDFNCRritvax.isc.rit.edu), a
reference to work by Elizabeth Traugott that I haven't tracked
down yet.
 6) from David Solnit (David.Solnitum.cc.umich.edu) some
ideas about how authors like Hemingway depict Spanish and
French.
 7) from Mark Sebba (eia023cent1.lancs.ac.uk) a reference
to Frank Bullen's _The Cruise of the Cachalot_, a literary source
for the depiction of dialect.
 8) from Bruce Southard
(ENSOUTHAECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU), a reference to Sumner Ives'
"A Theory of Literary Dialect," which I'd read, and to its convenient
republication in Virginia Burke and Juanita Williamson's _A
Various Language_, which I didn't know about.
 9) from I. Shaw (ISHAWVM1.NoDak.EDU), references to
Walt Wolfram's _Dialects and American English_, to both ERIC
journals, and to E. Chaika's _Language: The Social Mirror_.
 10) from Bethany Dumas (dumasbutkvx.edu) reference to,
then later a copy of, her very interesting paper on "Ozark Dialect in
Literature."
 Thanks, no less sincere for being so late, to everyone. Larry
Rosenwald
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Message 2: discourse analysis lists

Date: Fri, 10 Jun 94 10:44:16 CEdiscourse analysis lists
From: Adam Karpinski <KADAMPLTUMK11.bitnet>
Subject: discourse analysis lists

About a month ago I posted a question here on the addresses of discourse
analysis lists. Since quite a few people asked me to send out what I got,
here it is (great thanks to Ceci Ford, Cynthia Vakareliyska and all those
who answered):

1. FUNKNET - apparently rather quiet: funknet-requestoregon.uoregon.edu

2. ETHNO - as above: comserverpiecs.bitnet; send this one-line msg:
 join ethno YOUR_NAME

3. CORPORA - apparently floods you with mail: corpora-requestnora.hd.uib.no

Good luck -- Adam
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