LINGUIST List 11.2020

Sat Sep 23 2000

Qs: Language Names, Varieties of American Eng/Text

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  1. Arnold Zwicky, language names
  2. Linda Rashidi, course in varieties of American English

Message 1: language names

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 13:25:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: Arnold Zwicky <zwickycsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: language names


does anyone know of a good general discussion of origin of the names
of languages (the names that speakers use themselves and the names
that outsiders apply to them)? i realize of course that the names
of languages are often closely related to ethnonyms, so that good
discussions of the names of ethnic groups would probably be helpful
too.

please reply to me (zwickycsli.stanford.edu), and i'll post a
summary.

arnold
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Message 2: course in varieties of American English

Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 14:51:12 -0400
From: Linda Rashidi <lrashidimnsfld.edu>
Subject: course in varieties of American English

Dear Linguist Listers--

I will be teaching a course in varieties of American English, with a heavy
emphasis on African American English Vernacular. This will be a General
Education course for non-majors at a small regional university. I am
looking for ideas on both topics to include and texts to use. Is there a
good single textbook that could serve as a base for the course? I envision
the students doing field research on the language of their environment so I
am looking for a textbook that has both a theoretical and practical
component. Videos of relevance? Great ideas for field reserach that have
worked for you? I will do a summary. Thanks.

Dr. Linda Stump Rashidi			e-mail: lrashidimnsfld.edu
Assistant Professor of Linguistics		phone: 570-662-4593
Department of Languages and Literature	fax: 570-662-4126
Belknap Hall 101-C				
Mansfield University
Mansfield PA 16933
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