[Ads-l] thoughts on this idea? variant pronunciations in a dictionary receive individual etymologies

Michael Newman Michael.Newman at QC.CUNY.EDU
Sun Jan 8 05:42:55 EST 2017


 IPA is really the only standard, and is used in Wikitionary and Wikipedia. Encouraging its spread is helpful. The problem is that the special symbols put some people off. Yet dictionaries are so ad hoc, and people really need to use the key anyway to use them for pronunciation. In my book on New York City English, I used IPA + a form of eye-dialect.


Michael Newman
Professor and Program Director, Linguistics and TESOL Programs
Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
Queens College/CUNY
michael.newman at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:michael.newman at qc.cuny.edu>



On Jan 6, 2017, at 6:08 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM<mailto:JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM>> wrote:

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