Tautau!, was: Ol vera lahef! don't forget me!
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 18, 1999, 22:53|
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Sally Caves wrote:
> Well, like Hawksinger, I'm wending my way towards mountains
> tomorrow, and I'll be away from the list for a while, alas,
> attending to "real life" requirements. I'll see you all
> later on! Have a wonderful summer!
> nwetis ravvo,
Just when we got back! It's been an exhausting, but very
fruitful visit to London. Great fun, to hear actual English
being actually spoken - I very seldom hear any English in
my daily life, I listen perhaps once or twice a month to
the BBC World Service, so my pronounciation tends to be
slightly to very off.
Anyway, it's been great and interesting meeting Mathias
and Fabian, and I've bought a couple of interesting books:
- Ladefoged's _The Sounds of the Worlds Languages_, which
is of course simply indispensible.
- Johanna Nichols _Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time_, a
kind of advanced study after Dixon's _Rise and Fall of Languages_.
- John Holm's _Pidgins and Creoles_, vol I (theory and structure):
very, very interesting and engagingly written.
- Colin P. Masica's _The Indo-Aryan Languages_: for specialists only.
- Palmer's _Grammatical Roles and Relations_, which is
as good as his _Mood and Modality_ and is all about agent, subject
and objects and things of that kind.
I had hoped to bag a few grammars as well, but those are getting
absurdly expensive: some nice grammars published by Routledge were
well about 120 pounds, about 480 guilders or 240 dollars! Even
Teach Yourself booklets weren't worth the money they dared to ask
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt