LINGUIST List 8.340

Sun Mar 9 1997

Disc: Army and Navy quote

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  1. Ellen F. Prince, Re: 8.306, Sum: Weinreich quote
  2. Raymond S. Weitzman, Re: 8.306, Sum: Weinreich quote

Message 1: Re: 8.306, Sum: Weinreich quote

Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 12:39:21 EST
From: Ellen F. Prince <ellencentral.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: Re: 8.306, Sum: Weinreich quote

Joshua Fishman (Mendele, 10/28/96) reported that the quote is indeed from 
Max Weinreich and was located by Avrohom Novershtern as:

	'a shprakh iz a diyalekt mit an armey un a flot.'
		Weinreich, M. 1945. Der yivo un di problemen fun undzer
		tsayt. [YIVO and the problems of our time.] Yivo-bleter
		25.1.13.
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Message 2: Re: 8.306, Sum: Weinreich quote

Date: Sun, 02 Mar 1997 10:15:14 -0800
From: Raymond S. Weitzman <raymondwcsufresno.edu>
Subject: Re: 8.306, Sum: Weinreich quote

The source for the quote "a language is a dialect with an army and navy"
is not Max Weinreich but Robert A. Hall. I'm not sure what work he said
it in, but check "Leave Your Language Alone".

Ray Weitzman
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