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Query:   summary maillists for ca/ethnomethodology and sociolinguistics
Author:  pkbdg pkbdg
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Discourse Analysis

Summary:   On Sat, 21 Dec 1996 I asked for information about maillists or
newsgroups, which specially deal with sociolinguistics,
conversational analysis, discourse analysis, ethnomethodology and/or
questions of inter/crosscultural communication. There seem not to
be too many lists, but anyway, that's what came as answers.
Thanks to those, who shared their information.

ethno/ca newsletter: http://www.pscw.uva.nl/emca/index.htm
>From here one can find some really good pages.

you can subscribe by sending a "mailto:COMSERVE@CIOS.LLC.RPI.EDU"

If you have any difficulty, you may contact the
"ETHNO@cios.llc.rpi.edu" contributions to <ETHNO@cios.llc.rpi.edu> and
it will be distributed worldwide.

LANG-USE Maillist
Instructions for subscribing to LANG-USE:
"mailto:listserv@vm.temple.edu" On the first line in the message area,
write: "sub lang-use your_name" (leaving out the "!) The listserve
will ask you to confirm your subscription.

LINGANTH List, the Linguistic Anthropology Discussion Group
mail to "Majordomo@cc.rochester.edu" with the following command in the
body of your email message: subscribe linganth <your e-mail address>
[I am not shure about that, if it doesn=B4t work try your name]

Peter Kistler
German Department, Faculty of Letters,
Universitas Padjadjaran
Bandung, Indonesia

LL Issue: 8.10
Date Posted: 15-Jan-1997
Original Query: Read original query


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