Language of sports

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Nov 15 00:03:27 UTC 2001

>You want "Sports announcer talk" by Charles Ferguson. 1983, Langauge
>in Society 12:153-72.


>I have a student doing a linguistics project on spots language-- where it
>came from and/or how/why the terms are used by sports announcers (or
>alternatively, how such terms have come into common use).  Can anyone send
>me a good couple of reference son this topic so I can forward them to him?
>Patti J. Kurtz
>Assistant Professor, English
>Advisor, Kilikilik
>"Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed
>to be doing at the moment."
>                                         -- Robert Benchley

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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