LINGUIST List 10.504

Wed Apr 7 1999

Qs: Human Languages, Chilean Spanish, Lang Testing

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  1. HAROLD W. VADNEY, Human Language Groups
  2. Barbara Avila-Shah, Articles on Chilean Spanish
  3. Hlne Knoerr, Paper-pencil vs computerized testing

Message 1: Human Language Groups

Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 21:56:37 +0200
From: HAROLD W. VADNEY <bmtconsultATT.NET>
Subject: Human Language Groups


Dear Collegues: 

Can anyone provide a website URL that will give information on
conventional grouping systems for human languages. Actually, I am
looking for a source that will help to classify languages by
complexity and by linguistic group. Any help will be much
appreciated!

Harold
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Message 2: Articles on Chilean Spanish

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 04:33:57 -0500
From: Barbara Avila-Shah <biaacsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject: Articles on Chilean Spanish


One of my students is writing a paper on the use of the labiodental
fricative in Chilean Spanish. Nevertheless, he has encountered
several difficulties in obtaining some of the references. If you
have/wrote the articles listed below, could you send me via mail,
e-mail or fax a copy? We will greatly appreciate your help.

Wagner, Claudio, Rodriquez, Gustavo, Roldan Y, Eduardo Tecas V. 1994.
Chile en el Atlas Linguistico de Hispanoamerica. Estudios Filologicos 
29(1) 15-24.

Ludwig, Ralph. 1995. Functional linguistics, Markedness Theory, and
American Spanish: the Case of Chilean Speech. Boletin de Filologia 
35 275-316.

Bartelt, Guillermo. 1992. Chileno: A Maritime Pidgin among California
Indians. California Linguistic Notes 23(2) 25-28.


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 Barbara I. Avila-Shah, Ph.D.
 Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
 910 Clemens Hall
 Buffalo, NY 14260-4620
 Tel. (716) 645-2191 x1193
 Fax (716) 645-5981
 e-mail: BIAacsu.buffalo.edu

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Message 3: Paper-pencil vs computerized testing

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 19:20:35 -0400
From: Hlne Knoerr <hknoerruottawa.ca>
Subject: Paper-pencil vs computerized testing

Dear fellow linguists,

Would anyone know of any research that has been conducted on comparing
non-adaptive paper-pencil versus computerized language testing? We are
working on a computerized version of our French placement test and
have a limited sample, so we would welcome any input and
suggestions. We will post replies if we receive enough feedback.

Thank you,
Helene Knoerr
University of Ottawa

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Universit d'Ottawa
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