LINGUIST List 8.1712

Fri Nov 28 1997

Qs: Women's Lang., Red & Yellow, Editors

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Directory

  1. Hiroaki Tanaka, Women's language
  2. Hiroaki Tanaka, Image of "red" and "yellow"
  3. Antony Dubach Green, Editors for Current Approaches to African Linguistics vol. 2

Message 1: Women's language

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 15:48:49 +0900
From: Hiroaki Tanaka <hiro-tias.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Women's language

Dear Linguists,
 I have an undergraduate student who is working on her 
graduation paper about the use of women's language in English. 
Could you answer the following questions and help her write the 
paper? Please answer me directly and make comments, if any. I 
will have her post a summary soon.

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(i) Please choose the best expression between the two/three 
phrases below. Which do you use off-handedly, in everyday 
conversation? If possible, I'd like to know if you are male or female. 
Please check * mark from which you choose. If you have any 
comments, please don't hesitate to mae them.

I'm male/felmale.

 (1) A: I have two tickets for the movie "Air Force One." Do you have
time on Saturday?
 B: Yes, I'd {( )love / ( )like} to.

 (2) a. Everyone has {( )his/( )his or her/( )their} off days.
 b. Someone knocked at the door but {( )he/( )he oe she/( 
)they} had gone when I got downstairs.

(ii) The following examples are from the real, quoted examples. Do 
you think that "sort of" in (1) and (2), and "isn't it" in (3) are 
spoken by women? 

 (1) A: What was the nature of your aquantance with the late Mrs. 
E.D?
 B: Well, we were, uh, very close friends. Uh, she was even 
"sort of" like a mother to me.
 Your guess and comments:

 (2) A: you know what? Arbitrage has put out this, "sort of" 
_Introduction To_ tape for the business schools. Why don't we put 
it in, and if you have any questions...
 B: That would be great, thanks.
 Your guess and comments:

 (3) A: David? Is his name David?
 B: Yes, it is.
 A: That's funny. My name's David, too.
 B: Tha is funny, "isn't it"?
 Your guess and comments:

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 Thanks a lot in advance. Please mail me directly.

Best wishes,
 
Hiroaki Tanaka

Associate Professor
Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Tokushima University, Japan
 
1-1, Minamijousanjioma,
Tokushima, 770,
Japan

phone & fax: +81 886 56 7125
e-mail: hiro-tias.tokushima-u.ac.jp
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Message 2: Image of "red" and "yellow"

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 16:07:02 +0900
From: Hiroaki Tanaka <hiro-tias.tokushima-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Image of "red" and "yellow"

Dear Linguists,
 I have an undergraduate student who is working on her 
graduation paper about the use of the image of "red" and "yellow" 
in English. Could you answer the following questions and help her 
write the paper? Please answer me directly and make comments, 
if any. I will have her post a summary soon.

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(1) When you hear the word "red", what do you 
imagine/associate? Plese choose the appropriate words(the words 
you can think up of) among the following words? Please check * 
mark in the brackets. If you can think up of something other than 
the words listed below, plaese write them below.
 ( )pure / ( )completely, absolutely / ( )sensational / 
 ( )the sun / ( )deficit / ( )communism / ( )danger /
 ( )stop / ( )happy / ( )good luck / ( )anger / 
 ( )old and new / ( )drug / ( )fire
 Other words:

(2) When you hear the word "yellow", what do you 
imagine/associate? Plese choose the appropriate words(the words 
you can think up of) among the following words? Please check * 
mark in the brackets. If you can think up of something other than
the words listed below, plaese write them below.
 ( )inexperienced / ( )attention /( )a star / ( )the moon / 
 ( )fire / ( )cowardice / ( )sensational / ( )boring, dull / 
 ( )the sun / ( )old age
 Other words:

(3) I'd like to ask you the color of the sun and the moon. What do 
you think is the color of the sun and the moon in English?

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 Thanks a lot in advance. Please mail me directly.

Best wishes,

Hiroaki Tanaka

Associate Professor
Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Tokushima University, Japan
 
1-1, Minamijousanjioma,
Tokushima, 770,
Japan

phone & fax: +81 886 56 7125
e-mail: hiro-tias.tokushima-u.ac.jp
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Message 3: Editors for Current Approaches to African Linguistics vol. 2

Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 11:27:05 -0500
From: Antony Dubach Green <greenfas.ag-berlin.mpg.de>
Subject: Editors for Current Approaches to African Linguistics vol. 2

Hello,

Can anyone supply me with the full list of editors for "Current Approaches
to African Linguistics", volume 2? Every reference I can find to it says
simply "Jonathan Kaye et al.", which I think is a bit unfair to the other
editors.

Thanks a lot,
Antony D. Green
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