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MEETINGS Thursday, October 21 5:30-7:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain American Dialect Society: Conjoint Meeting (Forum) Presiding: Lurline H. Coldiarp, University of Texas at El Paso Secretary: Bates L. Hoffer, Trinity University Theme: "Dialects of the Rocky Mountain Region" Fred Tarpley, East Texas State University, "Some Features of Southwestern Dialect." Most dialect maps of American regional English become less precise west of die Mississippi and hopelessly vague at die Continental Divide and beyond. This study will be an attempt to syndiesize dialect studies to determine tentative isoglosses and distinctive features. John Sharp, University of Texas at El Paso, "A Bilingual Mediod of Teaching Dialects: A Case Study." In diis paper is described a bi-language (English and Spanish) dialect course taught at die University of Texas at El Paso. The advantages of such a course and die special problems entailed are set fordi. Garland Bills, University of New Mexico, "The English of Chícanos : Dialect of Foreign Accent." Thomas L. Clar\, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, "The Nevada Language Survey." The Nevada Language Survey is described in relation to linguistic atlas projects and die DARE survey, on the one hand, and more recent work done in New York City, Detroit, and Arkansas on die odier. A preliminary analysis of data collected during die summer of 1976 is included. Jacob Ornstein, University of Texas at El Paso, "A Proposed Plan for Sociolinguistic Micro-Surveys of Dialect Variation in die Rocky 134ROCKY MOUNTAIN REVIEW Mountain Region." The proposal contains a description of a sociolinguistic survey conducted on Anglo and Chicano students at die University of Texas at El Paso and of the treatment of die data dirough a "correlational matrix." It recommends a consortium of cooperating teams, widi at least one scientist and one linguist, to help build urgently needed sociolinguistic "data banks." Letras Femeninas: Conjoint Meeting(SW Annex) Letras Femeninas will hold its traditional velada, or candle-andcognac tertulia, of literary criticism. The poetess to be discussed and works to be analyzed will be announced to die membership; all guests, however, are welcome. Yvonne G. Barrett, Ezequiel Cárdenas, Hope Hamilton-Faria, and Eva M.K. Rudat will co-chair and serve as moderators for die discussion. Popular Culture Association: Conjoint Meeting (Kinsella Hall) Presiding: Richard Hannaford, University of Idaho Secretary: Bari Lynn Gilliard, Idaho State University Format: Each participant will read a ten-minute paper and provide a page or two of duplicated material to summarize and perhaps augment die presentation. The final half hour will be devoted to questions, comments, and discussion. William Wolf, Northern Illinois University, "The Robin Hood Plays as Popular Art." A divorcing of Andiony Munday from "high art" in order to find his proper milieu and to move toward an understanding of popular art in a given age. Ronald McFarland, University of Idaho, "Witchcraft in Seventeendi Century Popular Literature." The accounts of die she-witch in popular literature achieve a sort of notoriety akin to diat of yellow journalism, and diey possess somediing of die appeal, for present-day readers, of a poor-man's Poe. CONVENTION ISSUE135 Dorothy Schmidt, Pan American University, "The Assimilation of Gordo." Cartoonist Gus Arrióla, creator of die comic strip Gordo, was an early depicter of die cultural differences of an edinic minority, but his early biting satires of bodi Mexican and American culture have now faded into cultural insipidity, making Gordon a pale ghost and almost a visitor in his own comic strip. Virgil Grillo, University of Colorado, "The Language of Subtitles: Reading at die Movies." Subtitles clearly change the viewer's experience of a film, having an impact on a film's rhythm and rhetoric; as a result a subtided version of a film has a curiously complex relationship to the original version. Douglas McReynolds, Denver University, "American Frontier, American Literature, and die Ail-American Girl." There is in American fiction an ideal woman, and her close association with western expansion has mydiologized her as effectively as it has die cowboy and die pioneer for whom she alone provided adequate love interest. She has become today die standard by which all American women are judged, and women triumph in American fiction—and by implication...

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ISSN
1948-2833
Print ISSN
1948-2825
Pages
pp. 134-173
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-06
Open Access
No
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