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Communication Accommodation Theory

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Query:   Pronunciation of
Author:  Heinrich Pfandl
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics
Phonetics

Language Family:   Germanic
Hellenic
Latin Subgroup
New English

Summary:   DEAR COLLEAGUES,

FIRST OF ALL - ONCE AGAIN MANY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE
RESPONDED TO MY QUESTION - I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT EACH REPLY.
I RECEIVED MORE THAN 40 ANSWERS, CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING
LANGUAGES:
BASQUE, CATALAN, DUTCH, ENGLISH (BRITISH), ENGLISH
(IRELAND), FINNISH, FRENCH (BELGIUM), FRENCH (CANADA),
FRENCH (FRANCE), GAELIC: IRISH (L), GERMAN (AUSTRIA), GERMAN
(GERMANY), GREEK, ICELANDIC, ITALIAN, LITHUANIAN, POLISH,
PORTUGUESE, SPANISH (SPAIN), SPANISH (MEXICO), SWEDISH,
WELSH.

IT'S A PITY THAT I HAVE NO INFORMATION ABOUT MOST OF THE
SLAVIC LANGUAGES, NOR ABOUT NORWEGIAN, DANISH, ROMANIAN,
ALBANIAN, TURKISH. AS FOR THE SLAVIC LANGUAGES, MY OWN
COMPETTENCE WILL ALLOW SOME REMARKS (SEE BELOW). I AM STILL
HOPING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT THE LANGUAGES MENTIONED. THE FACT
THAT IN NORWAY AND THE SLAVIC SPEAKING COUNTRIES THE EURO IS
NOT USED IS NOT AN ARGUMENT: WE HAVE NO SEA AND NO ELEPHANTS
IN AUSTRIA, BUT WE HAVE WORDS FOR THESE THINGS ?

AS MY ENGLISH IS FAR FROM BEING PERFECT AND THE TIME IS VERY
LIMITED, I CANNOT HERE DISCUSS ALL THE ANSWERS, NOR REPLY TO
EVERYBODY PERSONALLY. LET ME THEREFORE POINT OUT SOME
ISSUES:

GENERAL: CURRENCY IS, OF COURSE, PART OF OUR (NATIONAL,
INDIVIDUAL, EUROPEAN ETC.) IDENTITY. AS MURIEL NORDE
(MURIEL.NORDE@HUM.UVA.NL) EXPLAINS, THE NETHERLANDS ARE IN
THE MOST FAVOURED POSITION IN THIS REGARD:

LL Issue: 13.108
Date Posted: 17-Jan-2002
Original Query: Read original query