LINGUIST List 7.930

Tue Jun 25 1996

Qs: English, Ling and lit, App ling, Lgs in contact, Sanskrit

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Directory

  1. Johanna Rubba, Query: History of English course
  2. Richard Epstein, query: linguistics and lit
  3. Martin Stegu, Applied linguistics questionnaire
  4. "M.J. SerranoI", handbooks about languages in contact
  5. George Thompson, verba dicendi

Message 1: Query: History of English course

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 10:23:26 PDT
From: Johanna Rubba <jrubbaharp.aix.calpoly.edu>
Subject: Query: History of English course

Greetings to all,

I am writing to ask if anyone would be willing to share course
materials with me for an introductory History of the English language
course for undergraduate non-ling majors. It will be my first time
teaching this course.

I am reviewing Pyles & Algeo and Baugh & Cable as texts; any other
suggestions or any remarks on these two would be appreciated.

I am particularly interested in supplementary reading suggestions and
suggestions for video materials (other than 'Story of English', which
I know about), and suggestions for small projects or related books for
book report assignments. (Books should be easy enough for
non-ling. people and linuistophobes.)

If anyone would be willing to share a syllabus, or has a syllabus on
the Web, I'd appreciate seeing that too.

I will post a summary to the list. Thanks in advance!

Johanna
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Tel. (805)-756-0117 E-mail: jrubbaoboe.aix.calpoly.edu =
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Message 2: query: linguistics and lit

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 11:32:48 EDT
From: Richard Epstein <repsteinacpub.duke.edu>
Subject: query: linguistics and lit

Can anybody recommend a textbook for an undergraduate course on
Linguistics and Literature? The course will be taught in an English
dept and the students will presumably have little to no background in
Linguistics.

I'm already familiar with Traugott & Pratt (1980) and Leech & Short
(1981). I'd greatly appreciate references to more recent texts that
have been used successfully with undergraduate literature students.

Thanks very much. I'll post a summary afterwards.

Rich Epstein
(repsteinacpub.duke.edu)
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Message 3: Applied linguistics questionnaire

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 21:36:39 BST
From: Martin Stegu <martin.steguphil.tu-chemnitz.de>
Subject: Applied linguistics questionnaire

Dear Linguists, 

Our chair of Applied Linguistics at Chemnitz University, Germany has
just recently been set up and we are now confronted with the task of
shaping the profile of our courses of study. In connection with this
we have repeatedly hit upon the elusive and dodgy nature of the
concept and practice of Applied Linguistics as such. We were now
thinking of shedding some light on existing perceptions of Applied
Linguistics and current trends in Applied Linguistics curricula and
research by conducting a little questionnaire, We thought that the
AILA congress in Finland this summer would be an excellent occasion to
put this envisaged project into practice. As the Linguist List is
frequently bombarded with all sorts of queeries we were wondering
whether you wouldn't perhaps by any chance happen to know if similar
questionnaires were conducted in the past. If so would you please let
us know about them and send us all the details available on
them. Also, connections to people who have experience in this
particular area would be welcome. Thank you very much for your kind
efforts.

Prof.Dr. Martin Stegu
Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft
TU Chemnitz-Zwickau
D-09107 Chemnitz

Tel. (49) 371 531 4551
Fax (49) 371 531 2950
e-mail: martin.steguphil.tu-chemnitz.de
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Message 4: handbooks about languages in contact

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 10:48:50 -0300
From: "M.J. SerranoI" <mjserranoull.es>
Subject: handbooks about languages in contact
Dear linguists:

I am going to teach a course on 'Languages in contact' and
I would like to know if there is a handbook (or handbooks)
that resume all main principles and concepts on this
subject. I know specific bibliography about certain
languages but a general handbook for this case
would be interesting.

Thank you very much on advance

Maria Jose Serrano
mjserranoull.es
La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Message 5: verba dicendi

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 08:46:53 EDT
From: George Thompson <thompsonhandel.jlc.net>
Subject: verba dicendi
Dear Linguists,

I am a Sanskritist engaged in a study of verba dicendi [words
referring to speech and speaking] in early Sanskrit. I am interested
in knowing of such studies [particularly of verbs] in other languages,
or of general studies of pre-technical metalinguistic speculations.

Are there studies of the illocutionary force of words like "to say",
"to talk", "to speak", "to discuss", "to declare", beyond those of
Austin & Searle, which can be recommended?

I have also resorted to the semiotics of discourse deriving from
Saussure. Other references to relevant studies will be gratefully
acknowledged and forwarded to the list.

Sincerely,
George Thompson
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