LINGUIST List 11.904

Wed Apr 19 2000

Qs: New England Accent,Written Lang & Deaf Learners

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  1. Alex Hoyt, Movies with New England accents
  2. DAVID GOUGH, The written language of deaf learners

Message 1: Movies with New England accents

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 11:51:23 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Alex Hoyt <ahoytmudrac.ffzg.hr>
Subject: Movies with New England accents

Dear Linguist List,

A student of mine is doing a presentation on the New England and/or 
Boston dialect and would like to know what movies have convincing 
accents. Joseph Tomei sent in a comprehensive list of movies with 
various English accents, but as far as I know, he only said that one 
should avoid Good Will Hunting because Robin Williams doesn't do a good 
South Boston accent. But what about the other actors? I would 
appreciate any suggestions.

Alex Hoyt
Department of English
University of Zagreb 
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Message 2: The written language of deaf learners

Date: 18 Apr 2000 14:07:10 +0200
From: DAVID GOUGH <DGOUGHuwc.ac.za>
Subject: The written language of deaf learners

Hi

I'm presently supervising a student who is doing a masters
on the written language of deaf/hearing impaired learners
(either at primary or secondary school levels). She is
particularly interested in 'creativity' in language, but all
references on the topic would be most welcome - as would any
advice or suggestions.

Dave Gough
Department of Linguistics
University of the Western Cape
South Africa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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