Re: The Voice of Walter Hooper
- I've never heasrd Hooper, nor am I particularly
familiar with any Kentucky accents; but generally
there are many Southern accents (there is by no
means merely one!) which retain pronunciations
which might be considered 'British' compared with
Received Generic American. Some of my kinfolk
(upper South Carolina) sound every bit as mid-
Atlantic, in a different way, as any Boston
--- In email@example.com, "Richard
James" <rvjames@...> wrote:
>2007 and spoke twice at
> Walter Hooper was in the States last October,
> the C.S. Lewis: The Man & His Work Conference atSoutheastern Baptist
> Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Anyonewho desires can
> download the following two files and listen tohim as well as learn
> something of the work he has been doing over thelast 45 years.
> "Walter Hooper's Work as Editor of C.S. Lewis
> "C.S. Lewis: Reflections about the Man"
> Hope this helps.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Bratman
> >documentary "Through
> > I recently had a chance to see the 1979 Lewis
> Joy and Beyond", which is narrated by WalterHooper. This is the
> first time I've heard Hooper speak, live orcanned.
> >before the film came
> > According to Kathryn Lindskoog's books, even
> out, Hooper was giving people the impressionthat he was English by
> origin instead of American as he is. He wouldsay "you Americans"
> and profess bafflement at, for instance, ourschool system.
> >Hooper has a
> > Yet I wonder, because in the film's narration,
> definitely American accent, a sort ofannouncer's baritone. There
> are a few odd semi-British pronunciations ofindividual words, but
> nowhere near enough to give me the impressionthat the speaker could
> possibly be from anywhere but North America.light on this?
> > Has anyone heard Hooper speak and can shed
- In a message dated 6/22/2008 2:40:28 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
"I teach at Marquette"
"What's your position?"
"I'm a T.A. in the English Dept."
I never talked that way when I was a grad student. When asked when I did, I
said that I was a grad student. If asked what I lived on, I would add that
I worked as a teaching assistant. In my experience (and that was at two
large universities - Ohio State and University of Texas), that was what most grad
students said. Your experience may be different from mine, but the grad
students I knew didn't talk of being a teaching assistant as their main job,
just as part of being a grad student.
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