Date: Wed, 16 Nov 1994 22:16:32 -0800 From: THOMAS CLARK Subject: Re: WWW/Gopher/ftp Natalie asks for material for these wonderful resources that will be available even when some of us learn about gif and pif and dif and all that wonderful stuff of which I am totally ignorant and incapable of downloading now. But I just finished teaching my baby linguistics seminar. Today we had Naming of the Parts, Ch 13, Finegan: Dialects. I used tapes and records that date back to the Pleistocene. How nice it would have been to use something I could have downloaded that had been taped in a Minnesota mall yesterday, or at a rock concert in Cleveland last week. I was embarrassed when I had to tell the students that Florence Trawicky, aged 21 when she was recorded for _Americans Speaking_ is 54 years old this year! A hard thing for young people when they listen to the cheer-leading Southern Belle Sorority Sister par excellence on that record. I guess I need new material -- audio and visual -- (And yes, I use _American Tongues_ as an out of class assignment). Sigh, tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]