LINGUIST List 7.252

Sat Feb 17 1996

Qs: Simultaneous Interp., Whitehall Article, Performatives

Editor for this issue: Annemarie Valdez <>

We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate.


  1. Sarah Williams, Simultaneous Interpreting Corpus
  2. Katrin Roemer, Article Search
  3., Wedding vows

Message 1: Simultaneous Interpreting Corpus

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 12:34:46 +0100
From: Sarah Williams <>
Subject: Simultaneous Interpreting Corpus

I am doing research on simultaneous interpreting and would appreciate
contact with anyone who has experience of working with a database of
simultaneous interpreted material. Immediate questions concern

1 which database system to use
2 how to deal with the problem of simultaneity in laying up the
database (i.e. double-line showing speaker and interpreter, representation
of temporal alignment of the two texts, as well as marking for parallel
phrases within the texts)

All responses gratefully received

Sarah Williams
Centre for Research on Bilingualism
Stockholm University
S-10691 Stockholm

Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Article Search

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 12:46:57 GMT
From: Katrin Roemer <>
Subject: Article Search

Dear fellow Linguists,

Maybe somebody can help me locating this article by Harold Whitehall
"Shadwell and the Lancashire Dialect" published in 'Essays and Studies
in English and Comparative Literature': Vol. X (1933): University of
Michigan Publications in Language and Literature:261- 78.

I have been trying for months to get hold of a copy via the
Interlibrary Loan Section of my university. However, it seems to be
impossible to locate a copy in Britain. I would be really grateful if
anybody could send me some information regarding where I could obtain
a copy.

 Katrin Roemer
Department of English Language
David Hume Tower
University of Edinburgh
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 3: Wedding vows

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 16:11:27 EST
From: <>
Subject: Wedding vows

Please help! I'm in search of original wedding vows for a study I'm
doing on the use of performatives in women's and men's speech. Did
you write your own or know anyone who did? Please write back to me at
the address below, and I'll explain the details. And if there's
interest I'll post the results. 

Kathleen Tacelosky
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue