Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 08:51:50 -0700
From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: NPR interviews
Here's the information about that NPR interview.
The program was Weekend Edition Sunday, 8-24-97. To get the tape and
transcript of the DARE spot and the Labov interview (each about 7
minutes), you have to order the whole thing; they're on sides 3 and 4,
with the Labov interview--unfortunately!--interrupted at the end of the
reel on side 3. (You may want to re-record this part so you have it on one
side for class use.)
To get the tape and transcript, I called NPR customer service at
800-959-4228. The cost was $24.95, plus $2.95 shipping. The tape came in
about a week, although they'd warned me that it might take three.
If you prefer to write, the address is
NPR - FDCH, INC.
1100 Mercantile Lane
Landover, MD 20785
It's possible to order the transcript by itself, or the transcript/tape
combo. The tape is not available alone, unfortunately. One can easily
listen past the typed "social linguistics" for "sociolinguistics," but
Labov's original "75-100 years" comes out "7,500 years"--a slight
difference when we're dealing with language history... But otherwise the
transcript is pretty good.
P.S. The address of "Mercantile Lane" above makes me wonder what other
utilitarian addresses there might be out there. I'm ashamed to say that we
have near us here in western Oregon (of all places!) a "Chem-Spray
Lane"--with the Chem-Spray company proudly hunkered down at its terminus.
But maybe with all the pseudo stuff around (Oak View Terrace, no oaks in
sight) this is just honesty in advertising.