LINGUIST List 13.2386

Fri Sep 20 2002

FYI: Mailing List: PHONETICS

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  1. Karen S. Chung, Mailing List: PHONETICS: Invitation for student subscriptions

Message 1: Mailing List: PHONETICS: Invitation for student subscriptions

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 08:34:11 +0800
From: Karen S. Chung <>
Subject: Mailing List: PHONETICS: Invitation for student subscriptions

 With the new semester beginning in many countries, a lot of you who
teach have a new crop of phonetics students. In addition to being a general
discussion forum for those who teach or work in phonetics-related fields,
the PHONETICS list was also originally intended for *students* studying at
all levels of phonetics. We thus issue a call to all teachers of phonetics
to invite your new (and old) students to join the list, so that they can
extend their involvement in phonetics beyond the classroom into their
everyday lives.

 PHONETICS is a place to ask any kind of phonetics question at all - the
only 'stupid' question is one that isn't asked! - or to bring up any
phonetics-related topic to discuss with interested subscribers - now over
200, living in more than 30 countries around the world. Discussion lists
like PHONETICS can be a valuable resource in stimulating student interest
and motivation in a subject, and they create a sense of community - in
addition to being a handy place to go for help in a pinch. There are many
outstanding phoneticians (if you are one and are not subscribed, you're
invited too!) on the list who can give of their knowledge and experience, as
well as speakers of a large variety of languages who can offer you firsthand
information about phonetic data.

 If you already have your students' e-mail addresses, you can e-mail them
an invitation to join PHONETICS; a suggested text that you can copy and
paste follows below. Otherwise you can put on your syllabus, Web site, or
the black/whiteboard, the URL to the sign-up page:; or you can have students send a
blank email to There is also a sign-up box

 Looking forward to a new semester of lively phonetics discussions!

 Karen Steffen Chung
 National Taiwan University

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 Sample text to invite students to join PHONETICS:

 You are invited to join PHONETICS, an international discussion list with
over 200 subscribers in more than 30 countries. PHONETICS is a good place to
ask any kind of question you have about phonetics, to discuss
phonetics-related issues, and to network with others who share an interest
in phonetics.

 To join, enter your e-mail address in the subscription box field at:, where you will also find a list
description; or send a blank email to There
is also a sign-up box at:
You will receive list owner approval shortly after submitting your
subscription request.

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