LINGUIST List 15.124

Fri Jan 16 2004

Qs: English Slang; Spanish Forensic Phonetics

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  1. Danny McLean, level of usage
  2. Annsesterhenn, forensic phonetics (spanish) search for bibliography

Message 1: level of usage

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 11:53:11 -0500
From: Danny McLean <>
Subject: level of usage

Some grammar books include slang and colloquialisms as examples of the
informal category of standard English, while others put them in the
nonstandard category. What is the current thinking about the
classification of slang and colloquialisms?
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Message 2: forensic phonetics (spanish) search for bibliography

Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 10:21:36 EST
From: Annsesterhenn <>
Subject: forensic phonetics (spanish) search for bibliography

Dear Linguists,

i�m working on a scientific task concerning forensic phonetics in the
scope of my study of spanish philology and linguistics in Berlin. For
this task i am still searching for information about the apply of
forensic phonetics in spanish language or forensic cases which took
place in spain or latin america, (where forensic phonetics were
applied.) The relevant literature of forensic phonetics (for example
Harry Holliens "The acoustics of crime" or Philip Roses "Forensic
Speaker Identification") doesn�t deal with spanish cases or specific
problems of the spanish language. It would be nice if you could send
me a list of sources concernig this topic or any other material you
know of.

Thank you very much. Annika Sesterhenn (student of FU Berlin, spanish
philology and linguistics/arabic studies)

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