LINGUIST List 10.1680

Thu Nov 4 1999

Qs: Sino-Tibetan Ling, Lang/Law, Parents/Voice

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  1. Zhensheng Geng, Sino-Tibetan Linguistics
  2. Charles T. Scott, Language and Law
  3. Rob Pensalfini, Parents' Vocal Manipulation

Message 1: Sino-Tibetan Linguistics

Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 15:35:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Zhensheng Geng <zgeng001postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: Sino-Tibetan Linguistics

Hi,

I would like to know if there is any web page for Sino-Tibetan
linguistics. Thanks in advance for your related information such 
as the schedule for the next international conference.

Lianqing Wang
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Message 2: Language and Law

Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 14:51:40 -0600
From: Charles T. Scott <ctscottfacstaff.wisc.edu>
Subject: Language and Law

I have a student who wants to write a paper on recent developments in legal
language, largely as a consequence of what she calls "PCism". Can anyone
recommend bibliographic items that she ought to see? Thanks much in
advance. I will summarize if warranted.
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Message 3: Parents' Vocal Manipulation

Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:11:45 +1000
From: Rob Pensalfini <r.pensalfinimailbox.uq.edu.au>
Subject: Parents' Vocal Manipulation

I am wondering if anyone knows of any phonetic studies relating to the
manipulation of voice (quality) by parents involved in play-acting with
children. I'm aware of the studies indicating that there is a general
manipulation of pitch and pitch contour and so forth when speaking to
infants generally, but I am particularly interested in how an adult
indicates vocally that the scenario, words, or character they are assuming
are fictitious. What are the acoustic properties of the 'fake voice'
adopted?

Thanks,

Rob


Dr Rob Pensalfini
Lecturer in Linguistics
Department of English
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Qld 4072
Australia

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