LINGUIST List 15.2246

Sat Aug 7 2004

Qs: Idiolect; Turn-taking

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  1. Kirk Hazen, Origin of the term "idiolect"
  2. Reada Tartory, Theses

Message 1: Origin of the term "idiolect"

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 13:57:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: Kirk Hazen <>
Subject: Origin of the term "idiolect"

Dear Folk,

Does anybody know the first use of the term ''idiolect''? I have two
citations from 1948 (B. Bloch in ''Language'' and R.A. Hall in
''Studies in Linguistics''). Are there any earlier citations out

I will be sure to post a summary.


Kirk Hazen, Ph.D.
Woodburn Professor
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English, Box 6296
West Virginia University
Morgantown WV
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Message 2: Theses

Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2004 13:01:22 +0000
From: Reada Tartory <>
Subject: Theses

Dear Linguists,

Could anyone, please, recommend a thesis to read about turn-taking,
floor, interruption, overlap and minimal responses, preferably in the
United Kingdom?
Thank you.
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