Two diverse offers

The divestment project continues. In the most recent development, Kim Darnell and I have assembled CDs from four different sources, have begun putting them into (admittedly somewhaty eccentric) categories, alphabetizing them, and checking them against tracks on my iTunes. One small collection is now ready for shipping out. Meanwhile, we uncovered a trove of linguistics media material at Staunton Ct. These will be offers #8 (gay CDs) and #9 (linguistics VHS tapes, DVDs, and a video).

As before, the offers come as packages: we’re ready to mail out a package for the cost of mailing and no more. If you want one of these collections, SEND E-MAIL to both me and Kim Darnell (who manages the mailing): and . With your postal address. PLEASE PLEASE don’t reply as a Facebook comment or message or a WordPress comment, since this offer is going out in multiple places.

Offer #8: gay stuff. A set of about 30 CDs of lgbt interest. Mostly music, mostly male-oriented (but: Indigo Girls, K.D. Lang, and some Judy Tenuta comedy). Music on gay subjects, or by notably gay performers, or intended for dancing at gay clubs. Erasure, the Flirtations, the magnetic fields, the Nylons, Romanovsky & Phillips, the Village People, Rufus Wainwright. Dance the night away or yearn with Rufus or K.D.

Offer #9: linguistics media stuff. Three things:

Thing 1: a set of three VHS tapes for the public television series  “The Human Language” (produced by Gene Searchinger) : “Discovering the Human Language”, “Acquiring the Human Language”, and “The Human Language Evolves” (I was a consultant on the project; engaging stuff, which the Linguistic Society of American gave an award, with lots of language researchers appearing in it).

Thing 2, “The Story of Human Language”, a three-part course (2 CDs and a book for each part) by John McWhorter, put out by the Teaching Company.

Thing 3, a video disc from the Linguistic Society of America, the Ken Hale Lecture, “Let It Emerge: Ken Hale’s Approach to Field Linguistics”, at the 2005 Linguistic Institute. (Ken, who died in 2001, was an absolutely phenomenal field worker, also very perceptive about the theoretical implications of his work.)

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