LINGUIST List 11.1933

Thu Sep 14 2000

Qs: Lang/Gender & Novelists, Phonetics CDs/RP Eng

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  1. anna livia, language and the gender of novelists
  2. Amalia Arvaniti, CDs on Phonetics

Message 1: language and the gender of novelists

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 12:53:38 -0700
From: anna livia <liviasirius.com>
Subject: language and the gender of novelists

I am writing an article about debates around the existence of a "female"
sentence. Of interest also are rejection of authors, or their work, because
of their *supposed* gender. Two examples come to mind: 

Example One
The science fiction novelist, James Tiptree Junior, was invited to
participate in a sci-fi forum with other luminaries like Ursula Le Guin.
"His" style was found to be so macho that "he" was asked to leave. It was
then revealed that in fact James Tiptree Junior was a pseudonym for the
acclaimed novelist, Alice Sheldon. My question: can anyone tell me where
this incident was written up?

Example Two
The British feminist publishers, Virago, were about to publish a novel by a
young Indian woman when they discoved the book had actually been written by
a white British vicar. Same question: who has written about this incident
and where?

If anyone has any other examples of the rejection of authors on grounds of
supposed but not actual gender, I'd love to have them. If there is any
interest, I'd be happy to post them to the list.
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Anna Livia 
Visiting Assistant Professor
French Department
UC Berkeley
4120 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 
 
 




 
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Message 2: CDs on Phonetics

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 15:27:13 +0300
From: Amalia Arvaniti <amaliaucy.ac.cy>
Subject: CDs on Phonetics


This semester I am teaching an undergraduate course in English 
Phonetics to non-native speakers. On previous occasions 
I had relied on cassettes and our (old-fashioned) Language Lab. 
This time, however, I would like to make use of the more up to date
facilities of the Linguistics Lab and look for educational CDs on
the phonetics of English, British (RP) English in particular.

Doing a quick search on the web I have found several CDs for
American English and for courses in Phonetics. Although these
are also useful for a course like mine, I really need something 
that covers RP. 

If anyone knows of such a publication, please send the information
to me. I promise to post a summary to the list.

Amalia Arvaniti
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