British Dialects Book
wendalyn at NYC.RR.COM
Fri Sep 20 21:45:16 UTC 2002
Chiming in late, due to posting problems: since IPA constitutes
"dictionary-style definitions" for pretty much the whole planet other than
the US, can we distinguish between "phonemic" (US-style) and "phonetic"
prons rather than assuming we're normative and the rest of the linguistic
world is abnormal?
Winking, but not n jest,
At 05:41 AM 9/15/02 -0400, Frank Abate wrote:
In reply to what Sali says below, what makes linguists abnormal is that they
use IPA without complaint, AND want others to do the same.
Partly in jest,
At 05:45 PM 9/14/2002 -0500, Matthew Gordon wrote:
>The second edition of Trudgill's book includes IPA as well as the
>dictionary-type respellings making it useful to linguists as well as
I did not know linguistics made its practitioners abnormal! I once
heard this kind of distinction from the manager of an apartment building
where I stayed at the LSA Institute at UIUC (1999). He said that linguists
were only on my floor and a second one. All the other floors were occupied
by "normal people." I stared at him wondering what made linguists abnormal.
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