LINGUIST List 10.1459

Tue Oct 5 1999

Qs: Voiceprints, Papiamentu, Grad Lexical Semantics

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  1. Annie L. Clark, Voiceprints
  2. Annie L. Clark, Papiamentu in Aruba
  3. Heidi Harley, Graduate Lexical Semantics Text/Reading

Message 1: Voiceprints

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 15:02:47 -0400
From: Annie L. Clark <aclarklyrix.com>
Subject: Voiceprints

I am interested in any webpages/books/journals that can give me a little
info about voiceprints and their uniqueness.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Annie L. Clark Ferreira
Linguistics Specialist
Lyrix Systems, Inc.
(978) 851-5300
aclarklyrix.com
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Message 2: Papiamentu in Aruba

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 15:43:06 -0400
From: Annie L. Clark <aclarklyrix.com>
Subject: Papiamentu in Aruba

In Aruba on my honeymoon last week I became enamoured of the local language,
the creole Papiamentu. It's a fascinating creole with roots in Spanish,
Portuguese, and Dutch.

Can anyone point me in the direction of more information about it? What
sorts of research have been done on Papiamentu? Where is it spoken? Is it
used in school?

I noticed that the Dutch influences indicate the power status ... for
example, the words for pencil, money, and writing all seem to be
Dutch-based.

I am fascinated by it, and would like to learn more about it! Thanks so
much!

Annie L. Clark Ferreira
Linguistics Specialist
Lyrix Systems, Inc.
(978) 851-5300
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Message 3: Graduate Lexical Semantics Text/Reading

Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 15:09:49 -0700 (MST)
From: Heidi Harley <hharleyU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: Graduate Lexical Semantics Text/Reading


Dear linguists --

I'll be teaching an introduction to lexical semantics at the graduate
level this spring semester, and I'm compiling a list of readings and texts
to choose from. There doesn't seem to be an appropriate textbook
available; I imagine I'm going to do a photocopied bulkpack of readings,
and I imagine I'll have them buy Levin's Verb Classes and Alternations for
source material (in English at least -- recommendations for sources for
other languages very welcome). 
	Can anyone supplement my imaginings with thoughts
and opinions about what materials are useful and appropriate --
particularly people who may have taught such a course before? I'll
summarize to the list if there's enough interest. I'll be teaching within
a Minimalish syntactic framework, although I'll certainly be using
materials from sources which are inimical to/incompatible with that type
of approach as well. 
	many thanks in advance, 
	hh
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