LINGUIST List 18.1907|
Mon Jun 25 2007
Qs: Socioling Instead of FL Study; Intonation and Musical Melody
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Sociolinguistics Instead of FL Study
Intonation and Musical Melody in Song
Message 1: Sociolinguistics Instead of FL Study
From: Karen Williams <kwilliamsmercyhurst.edu>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Instead of FL Study
Is anyone aware of any information available online or in print regarding
the use of sociolinguistics or ''language awareness'' courses as
alternatives for college foreign language study? I am hoping to make a case
for my in-progress sociolinguistics textbook based on its potential for
filling the gap in programs that are dropping their foreign language
requirements. Thanks in advance for any input.
Message 2: Intonation and Musical Melody in Song
From: Aniruddh Patel <apatelnsi.edu>
Subject: Intonation and Musical Melody in Song
Dear Linguist List,
We are doing a study looking at the relationship between the speech
intonation contours of song lyrics (when spoken as text) and the musical
melody to which those lyrics were set in song.
If anyone is aware of prior work (especially empirical work) on this topic,
we would be grateful for references. We are aware that there has been a
fair amount of work on this question in tone languages, but we are
particularly interested in research on intonation languages, especially
English and French.
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