LINGUIST List 11.1673

Tue Aug 1 2000

Qs: Language of Job Ads, L1 Acquisition and Latin

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  1. Claudia Bubel, Language of Job Advertisements
  2. M Wagar Wright, L1 Acquisition and Latin

Message 1: Language of Job Advertisements

Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 11:16:18 +0200
From: Claudia Bubel <>
Subject: Language of Job Advertisements

Dear colleagues-

I would like to pass on this request of one of our students who is working
on his final dissertation on the language of job ads. Please reply to his

I am looking for any publication on the topic of "language in 'job offers',
'position' or 'employment' advertising"!
I would appreciate every little hint whatsoever!

Oliver Naudorf (my e-mail:

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Claudia Bubel
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Neal R. Norrick
Fachrichtung 4.3 Anglistik
Universitaet des Saarlandes
Postfach 15 11 50
D-66041 Saarbruecken

Tel.: 0681 - 302 - 2270

Everyday language is a part of the human organism and is no less complicated
than it. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Message 2: L1 Acquisition and Latin

Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 10:59:11 -0400
From: M Wagar Wright <>
Subject: L1 Acquisition and Latin

Can anyone direct me to recent, reliable research done on acquisition of
English as an L1 and the effect of studying Latin on it?

There is a growing interest in certain circles, among them homeschoolers, in
what is called Classical Education. This approach among other things
advocates the study of Latin as early as 1st grade, in the firm belief that
such study vastly increases the learner's capacity to acquire English
syntax, morphology, and especially vocabulary. I would like to be able to
cite research which either supports or disconfirms such claims, as my
arguments are based largely on anecdotal information and general notions
about L1 acquisition.

Any individual opinions on the subject are also welcome.

Thank you.
Martha Wagar Wright
Ph.D. cand., Ed. Linguistics
U. Penn., Phila., PA
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