LINGUIST List 6.386

Sat 18 Mar 1995

Qs: Videotape, Eng verbs, East Indian Eng, Singapore Eng

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  1. David Ganelin, '60 Minutes' - March 5, 1995
  2. Yorick Wilks, speech act verbs--request for lexicon
  3. cr, REQ:Papers on East Indian English
  4. 91A26936217F, Native English

Message 1: '60 Minutes' - March 5, 1995

Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 19:02:35 -'60 Minutes' - March 5, 1995
From: David Ganelin <ganelinnetcom.com>
Subject: '60 Minutes' - March 5, 1995

There was a portion on '60 Minutes' last Sunday (3/5/95) about non-standard
varieties of English. If anyone in the Los Angeles area happens to have
this on videotape, I'd like to arrange to get a copy of it. One of my
classmates (who is not on the 'net) at Cal. State University - Earthquake, I
mean Northridge, would like to view it for research for her paper in our
class in Linguistic Variation. Thanks for your kind cooperation.

David Ganelin ESOL Instructor - The English Language Center, Westwood, LA
 Linguistics Student - CSUN
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Message 2: speech act verbs--request for lexicon

Date: Fri, 10 Mar 95 15:47:31 GMspeech act verbs--request for lexicon
From: Yorick Wilks <yorickdcs.shef.ac.uk>
Subject: speech act verbs--request for lexicon


Does anyone know of any available lexicon or list of English verbs by
their speech act properties--not a philosophical list, something like
a lexicon of appropriate verbs with something like a "speech act
valency" in terms of some fairly standard taxonomy of speech
act types, and expressed in some plausible predicate-argument
type notation?

Yorick Wilks
yorickdcs.sheffield.ac.uk
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Message 3: REQ:Papers on East Indian English

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 1995 17:04:32 REQ:Papers on East Indian English
From: cr <cranki1zeus.towson.edu>
Subject: REQ:Papers on East Indian English

Hello,

I am new to this list and already need some help. I have searched
through the WEB and GOPHER the best I know how and cannot find any info
on East Indian English. I am a grad student and both of my research
papers depend on my findings. I have got the recent books but I wanted
to get some "cutting edge" info on a sociolinguistic slant: Indian
immigrants in America.

Thanks for you help,

Cynthia Rankin
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Message 4: Native English

Date: Mon, 13 Mar 1995 10:32 +08Native English
From: 91A26936217F <91A26936217Fam.nie.ac.sg>
Subject: Native English

Greetings from Singapore,

I'm a fourth year Arts student of National Technological University
and this is the first time I'm sending a message to the list.

Many people would not regard S'pore English as a "native" English.
However, there are many speakers here who grew up speaking English,
ie acquiring English as their first language; though certainly it may be a
somewhat different variety from the English spoken in Britain or America.

In this respect, what is the currently accepted way of classifying
Singapore English? In particular, is it possible to say that it is not a
native language given that some people have it as their first language?

Kia Sheng
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