LINGUIST List 10.1104

Sun Jul 18 1999

FYI: Cimbrish, Australian Web Site, Best Grammar(s)

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  1. Oliver Baumann, Course in Cimbrish
  2. Simon Musgrave, Australian Linguistic Institute web site
  3. Philip W Davis, Best Grammar(s)

Message 1: Course in Cimbrish

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 17:48:35 +0200
From: Oliver Baumann <>
Subject: Course in Cimbrish

Dear members,

we want to inform you that a course in Cimbrish, a very old westgermanic
language spoken in Norther Italy til today, will be held next week on
our mailing list. If there is interrest to submit or to take part,
please inform us with some words:

If there is further interrest in that seriously endangered language,

Gildo Bidese and Oliver Baumann
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Message 2: Australian Linguistic Institute web site

Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:15:02 +1000
From: Simon Musgrave <>
Subject: Australian Linguistic Institute web site

The web site for the 5th Australian Linguistic Institute is now on line at
the following URL:

Only preliminary information is currently posted but new details will be
added as they become available. 

Simon Musgrave
Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne
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Message 3: Best Grammar(s)

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 20:31:51 -0500
From: Philip W Davis <>
Subject: Best Grammar(s)

 Best Grammar(s) of the Twentieth Century

 As we approach the quadruple witching of end-of-the-year,
end-of-the-decade, end-of-the-century & end-of-the-millenium, register your
nomination for the 'best' grammar(s) of the twentieth century.
 'Best', of course, translates directly into 'favorite'. It is a
subjective reaction, but we must all have our 'best'/'favorite' grammars.

 *These will be grammars made public/published after January 1, 1900.
 But they may be dissertations that were never distributed otherwise.

 *These will be 'book length', meaning that (however long) they will
 not be a part of a collection of 'sketches', although they may be
 monographs in a series. They will have a separate bibliographical
 identity, i.e., their own ISBN.

 *Please provide bibliographical information: Author(s). Date. Title.
 Place of Publication: Publisher.

 *These will be 'synchronic' grammars.

 *They will be 'grammars'. Although phonetics & phonology are normally
 components of a grammar, works confined to those areas, e.g. The Sound
 Pattern of English, will not be eligible.

 *You can nominate/vote for as many grammars as you wish.

 *You can only nominate/vote once for a given title.

 *You can return and nominate/vote again if a title, which had earlier
 slipped your mind, occurs to you.

 *Yes, if you insist, you can nominate/vote for your own grammars.

 *You can provide reasons for your selection(s), and those comments may
 appear in association with the respective titles. I _especially_
 encourage this.

 *Only positive nominations/votes will be tallied and only
 neutral/positive remarks, repeated. Flames will be ignored.

 *If you wish your comments to remain anonymous, tell me and I will
 attribute them to 'Anon.'

 *When/If there are sufficient responses to generate a list, it will be

 *You have until December 31, 1999, 11:59pm. The list, if there is one,
 will stay up after that.

 *You may nominate/vote by leaving me e-mail at Use
 subject line: 'Grammar(s)'.

Philip W. Davis e-mail:
Department of Linguistics MS23 tel: (713)527-6010
Rice University fax: (713)527-4718
6100 Main St. web:
Houston, TX 77005
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