Missing variable in intro courses [long]

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 13 01:53:29 UTC 2000

At 7:24 PM -0500 8/12/00, Mai Kuha wrote:
>On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>  In the Dialects of English course I co-teach with a colleague at
>>  Yale, I spend one lecture (abysmally brief, to be sure, as is the one
>>  lecture we devote to male vs. female speech practices) on sexual
>>  orientation as a variable.  While we are able to use Chapter 7 of
>>  Wolfram & Schilling-Estes as the principal reading for the gender
>>  lecture (along with "The New Pygmalion" from Cameron's _Verbal
>>  Hygiene_), the orientation lecture has no corresponding chapter in
>Thanks. I seem to have missed the Cameron book entirely. I'll look for it.

It also has a good chapter on "political correctness" that I use for
a different course.

>  > _American English_), so the last time around I assigned two articles
>>  from Hall & Livia's Queerly Phrased:  Zwicky on "Two Lavender
>>  Issues..." and Barrett on "The 'homo-genius' speech community".  Your
>I was thinking about those two chapters too. The Barrett chapter seemed a
>little too academic to me, but your students find it manageable then?
I wasn't sure, since this is a course with no pre-requisites designed
mostly for non-majors.  I'd be happy to hear about alternative


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