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


1100 Mercantile Lane

Suite #119

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.