LINGUIST List 11.652

Wed Mar 22 2000

Qs: Air Traffic Communication, "Variation Theory"

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  1. Raija Solatie, about "acknowledge" in air traffic communication
  2. N o s t a l g i a, First Use of Variation Theory

Message 1: about "acknowledge" in air traffic communication

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 01:17:42 +0200
From: Raija Solatie <raija.solatiekolumbus.fi>
Subject: about "acknowledge" in air traffic communication

Hello my colleagues,

The word "acknowledge" is a term which is used in the air traffic
communication. It means the manner of giving and getting back the same
information in radiophone communication between the controller and the
pilot concerning the aeroplane, like as its flight number, its
placement, its flight level and so on. In the special terminology of
the air traffic they call it "readback" and "hearback" of the the
instructions or of the clearence. I would like to ask you if you have
some references for this interesting subject, for exemple in
psychological framework, or in any. And if not, mayby your own ideas
about repeating messages between two people in general.

I would be very happy for your help
Mrs Raija Solatie
 
Mme Raija Solatie
linguiste/Linguist
Kaskihara 20
02340 Espoo Finlande/Finnland
t�l./Tel.: +358-9-8136989
e-mail : raija.solatiekolumbus.fi
www.kolumbus.fi/raija.solatie
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Message 2: First Use of Variation Theory

Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 12:48:53 +0900
From: N o s t a l g i a <kenjiroshoin.ac.jp>
Subject: First Use of Variation Theory

Hi,

I am looking for the first use of the term "Variation Theory" (referring to
(sociolinguistic) study of language variation and change) in sociolinguistic
literature. Does anyone know its godfather/mother, christening place (book,
article, etc.) and the date of birth? Any relevant information is welcome, and
a summary will he posted upon request. 

[Please note that I am NOT looking for the origin of variation theory as a
paradigm; this is simply a terminological inquiry about when and where the term
was used for the first time by whom.] 

Thanks a million, 

Kejiro Matsuda
............................................................................
Kenjiro Matsuda, Ph. D
Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Kobe Shoin Women's University
1-2-1 Shinohara Obanoyama
Nada, Kobe 657-0015 JAPAN
http://sils.shoin.ac.jp/
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