Published Articles and Books

 

Academic Publications

Review of William Labov, “The Social Stratification of English in New York City,” Chicago Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 2, #1.

“Lexical and Derived Diphthongs in American English,” Linguistic Society of America Meeting Handbook (abstract), 1967.

This as a Third Article in American English,” American Speech, Vol. XLIV, #1, Feb. 1969, pp. 76-80.

“Particles, Topicalization, and Defocusing in Hawaiian English,” in From Meaning to Sound: Papers from the 1974 Mid-America Linguistics Conference (ed. Hassan Sharifi), Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska, 1975, pp. 147-62.

“Observations on Creolization and Decreolization: The Case of Hawaiian English DaKine,” in 1975 Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers (ed. Frances Ingemann), Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Department of Linguistics, 1976, pp. 371-87.

(with Anna Lopez) “Indecisiveness and Elaboration in Women’s Speech,” in University of Michigan Papers in Linguistics (ed. Bailey, Hill, and Lockwood), vol. 2, #2, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Department of Linguistics, 1976, pp. 58-63.

“Samuel Greene: First Transformationalist?”

1) abstract, Linguistic Society of America Meeting Handbook, 1975.

2) The Informant, Vol. IX, #1, Fall 1976, Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University Department of Linguistics.

3) Historiographia Linguistica, Vol. III, pp. 293-314.

“Neuter Pronoun Variation in Hawaiian English,” in Papers from the Twelfth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (ed. Mufwene, Walker and Steever), Chicago: University of Chicago Department of Linguistics, 1976, pp. 516-522.

“-aholicism,” Verbatim: The Language Quarterly, Vol. III, #4, February, 1977, p. 14.

“Desperatives,” in Proceedings of the 1976 Mid-America Linguistics Conference, (ed. Robert L. Brown et al.), 1977, pp. 267-72.

“The Vernacular Writing Hypothesis,” in Papers from the 1977 Mid-America Linguistics Conference (ed. Lance and Guistead), Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri, pp. 481-90.

“The Role of Grammar in the Teaching of Writing,” Kentucky English Bulletin, Fall, 1978.

(With Daniel Greenblatt) “Noam Chomsky Meets Miles Davis: Some Observations on Jazz Improvisation and Language Structure,” in The Sign in Music and Literature (ed. Wendy Steiner), Austin: University of Texas, 1980.

Professional Publications

“Some Linguistic Components of Tone,” Technical Communication, Vol. 28, #2, Second Quarter, 1981.

In Speechwriter’s Newsletter:

“Speaking Prose” (2/4/83);

“Syntax for Speechwriters” (4/8/83);

“Cliche Redux” (7/1/83);

“Readability” (10/7/83);

“I Got Rhythm” (8/26/83);

“Writing for the Tongue” (8/31/84);

“Ready-Made Speeches: A Blast from the Past” (11/2/84); Review of The Chronicles of Doodah (1/21/86);

“A Speechwriter’s Life Is More Complicated” (1/23/87); “The Ethics of Quotation” (8/5/88);

“On Doublespeak, Triplespeak, and the ‘Misuse’ of Language” (10/19/90);

“A Few Good Metaphors” (4/16/93).

“Deciphering Your Speaker’s Style (9/15 and 10/1/97).

“Your Speeches Don’t Have to Bore Audiences,” Crain’s Detroit Business, 5/8/89.

“Politically Correct Language: Is It a Well-Meaning Idea Carried Too Far?,” Ragan Report Forum, 3/26/94; Speechwriters Newsletter Forum, 5/20/94.

“Speechwriters of the World, You’re Needed!”, The Toastmaster, August, 1994.

“How to Make Your Speeches Cogent and Memorable,” The Toastmaster, April, 1996.

“Why We Love to Hate P.C.,” The Toastmaster, June, 1996.

“Ready-Made Speeches: A Blast from the Past,” The Toastmaster, March, 1997.

“Not Another Boring Speech, Please!,” The Toastmaster, Dec. 1997.

“Finding the Lightning: Words as Labels,” The Toastmaster, Jan. 1998.

“Your Purpose, Your Audience, and Your Speech: Deciding What to Say,” The Toastmaster, May, 1998.

INTERNET ARTICLES

Malicious obfuscation” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/malicious-obfuscation-alan-perlman

“Plagiarism: What it is and what it is not https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/plagiarism-what-alan-perlman

Review of Tom Wolfe’s The Kingdom of Speech

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/review-tom-wolfes-kingdom-speech-alan-perlman

“Another groundless plagiarism charge”  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/another-groundless-plagiarism-charge-alan-perlman

“The most overrated mind of the 20th century”  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/most-overrated-mind-20th-century-alan-perlman

“How not to use PowerPoint”

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141117182153-169090-how-not-to-use-powerpoint

Other articles at https://www.language-expert.net/pages/notes.html and http://www.experts.com/Articles/By/Dr.%20Alan%20Perlman

Alan defends the humanities in the Keene Sentinel” (12/10/2013)

BOOKS

Write Choices: New Options for Effective Communication, Charles C Thomas, 1989.

“It Gives Me Great Pleasure…” — A Guide to Writing Ceremonial Speeches, Ragan Communications, 1992.

Writing Great Speeches: Professional Techniques You Can Use, Allyn & Bacon, 1997.

PERFECT PHRASES FOR EXECUTIVE PRESENTATIONS: Hundreds Of Ready-To-Use Phrases To Use To Communicate Your Strategy and Vision When The Stakes Are High, McGraw-Hill, 2006.


 

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