The LINGUIST List: Disc http://linguistlist.org Latest Disc Issues en-us Copyright 2008-2017 The LINGUIST List linguist@linguistlist.org linguist@linguistlist.org http://backend.userland.com/rss Wed, 27 Oct 2021 11:10:02 EST 60 The LINGUIST List http://linguistlist.org/images/lllogo-large.png http://linguistlist.org Disc: Language, Dialect and Prescriptivism, Austria and Canada: 1700 to Present http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-2493.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-2493.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z A vibrant and friendly discussion is developing based on this paper: "Prescriptivism and national identity: history, theory and cross-linguistic analysis of non-dominant language varieties", submitted for The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Prescriptivism, edited by Joan C. Beal, Morana Lukač and Robin Straaijer The discussion will be live for another 18 days, with a possible extension by 3 weeks: https://www.academia.edu/s/6e8b5a08c5?source=link All welcome! Your feedback will be fed bac Disc: Debating ''The Pluricentricity Debate'' http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-1404.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-1404.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z This positing relates to the discussion of the theory of pluricentricity, which was first facilitated on this list last year. For a summary, see https://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4080/ and relating postings. The theoretical and epistemological account behind that discussion, "Dollinger, Stefan. 2019. The Pluricentricity Debate: On Austrian German and Other Germanic Standard Varieties. New York: Routledge" has now been reviewed in Zeitschrift für Rezensionen der Germanistischen Sprachwiss Disc: Code-Switching in Context: English in Korean Hip Hop http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-1403.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-1403.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Code-switching, the practice of alternating between two or more languages, has become a popular topic of study and discussion, focusing mostly on spontaneous and organic instances of code-switching. However, one sub-group in this massive topic that deserves more attention is the instances when switching from one language to another is planned and intentional. This is seen specifically in music, where artists often change languages in their lyrics for specific purposes. Korean popular music, o Disc: Measuring Relatedness among Languages http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-1039.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-1039.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z I received an inquiry from a colleague in psychiatry who works with immigrants. He is asking if there is a way to measure the "distance" between languages in order to generate hypotheses about cognitive effort required to learn L2 when L1 is very different (i.e. from a different language family). Can anyone recommend literature on L2 acquisition that compares the grammatical, phonological etc. features of L1 and L2 to inform this potential argument that the more different two languages are, the Disc: Nahua Mayan Loanwords http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-785.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/32/32-785.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z There was a paper c.2001 that listed about 30 etyma. I can't find this at CLS or LSA. Can you help me find the source, a copy of the paper, or a list of the etyma? Disc: Online Panel Discussion: Video Conferencing – Perspectives from Linguistics, Sociology and Information Technology http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-3306.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-3306.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Communication is more than just conveying contents. In our everyday conversations, we follow certain norms and manners without necessarily being completely aware of doing so. During the last few months, many of us experienced first hand how our system of verbal communication rules seems to work primarily (most efficiently) for direct face-to-face-communication. Using subtle body language, eye-contact, or minimal changes of the speech rate, we signal who is supposed to speak and when, for example Disc: Pluricentric Languages http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-2520.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-2520.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Following up on the conversation about the modelling of pluricentric languages in Germanic, with special reference to German and English, at https://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4080.html and https://linguistlist.org/issues/29/29-822.html, I can now offer the conclusion of the pursuant book (which is - unfortunately - rather pricey): https://www.academia.edu/43797857/Conclusion_of_The_Pluricentricity_Debate_2019_Safeguards_in_the_Modelling_of_Standard_Varieties Critique/comments are alway Disc: Typology of Suspension http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1863.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1863.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Dear All, I am interested in implicational generalizations that have consequences for the architecture of grammar. Some languages, e.g. Turkish, exhibit constructions in which a single nominal inflectional element is shared between two nouns, but many other languages, say English, do not: kedi ve köpek-ler cat and dog-PLU ''cats and dogs'' *cat and dogs Such constructions came to be called ''suspended 'affixation' ''. (1) I was wondering if there is any typological work listing la Disc: Sinophobia and Racism against Chinese & Asians amid COVID-19 http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1564.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1564.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Dear All, I am conducting an online survey research about Sinophobia (fear and hate against people of Chinese descent) and Racism against Chinese and Asians in the global context due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The findings of this study will help disrupt the status quo of hate and fear that exists in schools, universities, and our communities in the global context. It is important to create allyship and advocacy for fighting against microaggression, discrimination, and hate for the betterment Disc: Language Program Direction Research http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1563.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1563.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Dear Colleagues, You are invited to participate in a research study about the current state of language program direction in collegiate institutions in the United States. You are invited to participate because you are at least 18 years old. We are hoping to collect a wide variety of perspectives and experiences. The collected information will provide an updated understanding of the current state of the position which can be used as a base for developing resources that can support these pro Disc: Metaphors for Covid-19 http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1562.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1562.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Ines Olza (University of Navarra, Spain), Elena Semino and Veronika Koller (both Lancaster University, UK) have started a crowd-sourcing project on Twitter to collect alternatives to war metaphors to talk about corona virus and Covid-19. Please join the conversation using the hashtag #ReframeCovid and add more examples in this open-access document: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TZqICUdE2CvKqZrN67LcmKspY51Kug7aU8oGvK5WEbA We are particularly interested in examples from non-European lan Disc: Speech Biomarkers Project http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1455.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1455.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z We've recently rolled out a new web-based experiment for collecting speech data that can be used to track neurocognitive health. Speech-based tasks have been part of standard neuropsychological test batteries for many decades, because speaking engages many psychological and neurological systems, offering many (sometimes subtle) clues about what might be going wrong. Some colleagues and I are starting a large-scale project to get speech data of this general kind: picture descriptions, ''fluenc Disc: Rhyming and Pronunciation http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1454.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1454.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z I lead ESL Conversation at the library. I am native English speaker and lead a mixed group. At our last group class - they told me that the words WARM and WORM sounded exactly alike to them. I wanted to make a lesson - then I realized that some English speakers say WARM like FARM, and some say WARM like FORM. Is it just the case that there are 2 different ways to pronounce WARM in English? Thank you! Diana Disc: Linguistic Survey http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1286.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/31/31-1286.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Hello Everyone, I am currently an undergraduate at Dartmouth conducting independent sociolinguistic research with my professor. It would be greatly appreciated if you were to fill out a 12-30 minute online survey based on your gut reaction to some clips. Link to survey: Https://TinyUrl.com/WattsV2 Thank you for your time, ~Akiah Watts Disc: I am crazy http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4890.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4890.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Hello. I'm not really sure if this is the correct place to ask this question. Hopefully this makes sense and I'm not insane. I listen to a variety of podcasts at work, where I've noticed a growing trend among hosts that also seems to bleed into real life conversation. When explaining something, making a point or even presenting factual information, they tend to end the sentence with "or whatever". Example: "the main character is a cop or whatever." Or, "it'll probably be like, 2030, or whate Disc: Why color not colour? http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4730.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4730.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z What moved the lexiograph Noah Webster to spell color and not colour in the american english? Disc: Review of 'Computational Modeling of Narrative' http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4648.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4648.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Read Review: http://linguistlist.org/issues/24/24-2936.html In this newsletter: LDC Membership Discounts for MY2020 Still Available Spring 2020 Data Scholarship Program – deadline approaching Introducing LanguageArc: A Citizen Linguist Portal New Publications: Magic Data Chinese Mandarin Conversational Speech BOLT Egyptian Arabic-English Word Alignment -- SMS/Chat Training TAC KBP Entity Discovery and Linking - Comprehensive Evaluation Data 2016-2017 __ LDC Membership Discounts Disc: Help with Public Speaking Issue http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4563.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4563.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z My boyfriend is 21 and is an extrovert. He speaks very confidently yet sometimes he has issues with communicating with others (keeping conversation). He explains it as if he has a lump in his throat or as if he’s holding his breath. although he may want to engage and continue conversation with someone, he finds it hard to keep it up, almost as if he is blocking himself. He isn’t nervous or anxious, it’s almost like he doesn’t know what to say next. And he also believes that, although he has a lo Disc: Digital Humanities in Turkey (Corpus SIG) http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4148.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-4148.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z We are two language and literature enthusiasts based in Ankara aiming to employ corpus methods in our research. We have recently published a paper in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1475158519300402) where we investigated the use of self-mention markers in the doctoral dissertations of literature in the UK and Turkey. Corpus is a collection of electronically stored linguistic data, either written texts or a transcription of rec Disc: Words of Fear Cross-linguistically http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-3821.html http://linguistlist.org/issues/30/30-3821.html 2021-07-27T10:32:08Z Here in Lausanne we are currently working on an exposition concerning the words of fear, especially those that have taken a positive value throughout time. We have individuated for now three types of words: 1) French ''formidable'': etymologically related to the feeling of fear (Latin ''formidabilis'' -> ''inspiring fear, frightening, terrifying''), it is now mainly used with the meaning ''great, fantastic''; 2) English ''terrific'': also etymologically related to fear (Latin ''terreo'' -> ''