LINGUIST List 8.1659

Wed Nov 19 1997

Qs: Vocabulary, Gender Ling, Eng/1st Lang Ac

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  1. klein-braley, Extent of Vocabulary: Shakespeare vs Dickens
  2. Michelle A. Hudgins, Gender Linguistics PhD
  3. William Byrne, History of English/1st LAng Ac.

Message 1: Extent of Vocabulary: Shakespeare vs Dickens

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 19:41:30 +0100
From: klein-braley <he201kbunidui.uni-duisburg.de>
Subject: Extent of Vocabulary: Shakespeare vs Dickens

In "The English Language" (Penguin, London, 1988, 1990) David Crystal 
estimates Shakespeare's vocabulary at over 30,000 words and states that
this is the largest vocabulary of any writer in English.

Somewhere in the murky depths of the past I remember reading that
Dickens had the largest vocabulary of any writer in English.

Does anyone know more about this? It doesn't really matter, but I
would like to know.

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Dr. Christine Klein-Braley		Tel: +49 203 379 2395
klein-braleyunidui.uni-duisburg.de	Fax: +49 203 379 1442
University of Duisburg			mailto:klein-braleyuni-duisburg.de
D 47048 Duisburg
Germany
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Message 2: Gender Linguistics PhD

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 14:49:02 -0700 (MST)
From: Michelle A. Hudgins <michelle.hudginsasu.edu>
Subject: Gender Linguistics PhD

I would greatly appreciate hearing from representatives of universities 
that offer doctoral programs in gender and language. I am working 
specifically with stereotypes of gender in the popular media. Are there 
any programs that would allow me to continue to study this topic on the 
doctoral level? I will post a summary on the listerv.

Thank you.


Michelle A. Hudgins
Department of English, Linguistics
Arizona State University
michelle.hudginsasu.edu
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Message 3: History of English/1st LAng Ac.

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 11:29:26 -0800 (PST)
From: William Byrne <byrneling.ucsd.edu>
Subject: History of English/1st LAng Ac.


Hello:

I'd like to know which textbooks (if they exist) are appropriate to
use for MA students in English taking courses on the history of English
and first language acquisition.

Thanks for your suggestions.

-Bill Byrne
 Santa Clara U.
 UC San Diego (byrneling.ucsd.edu)
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