Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!
"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
FYI: Address correction, Journals available
The author of 8.31, Sum: "bury" and "charcoal" misspelled the mailing|
address of the email discussion list of the American Dialect Soc'y (or
transmitted a misspelling as she had received it). The error seems to
be due to lower-case visual ambiguity, so I'll use upper-case, which
is non-distinctive. The correct address is
However, if no one volunteers to take it over from the curren
administrator and host, the list will die soon.
Mark A. Mandel : email@example.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02160, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com/
Personal home page: http://world.std.com/~mam/
As was reported on Linguist, Professor R. M. R. Hall died recently. I
am aiding the family is disposing of his linguistics library. There
are 19 boxes of journals for which we would like to find a good home.
The biggest chunk of this is a complete run of Language, in addition
there are a large number of issues of IJAL and Word, as well as a
number of others. The first library or linguistics department which
can use this material and is willing to pay the shipping costs may
have it. EMAIL me at Frank.Anshen@SUNYSB.edu.
There are also good selections of historical linguistics (mostly
Indo-European) and classics also looking for a good home. Please
email me if you know of one.