LINGUIST List 10.998

Mon Jun 28 1999

Qs: Textbooks, Vowel Harmony, Comp Ling Research

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  1. Veena D. Dwivedi, Textbooks/Linguistic aspects of bilingualism
  2. S. Levi, Languages with vowel harmony
  3. Chandima de Silva, Computational Linguistics Programs

Message 1: Textbooks/Linguistic aspects of bilingualism

Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 10:43:50 EDT
From: Veena D. Dwivedi <CYVEMUSICA.MCGILL.CA>
Subject: Textbooks/Linguistic aspects of bilingualism

Dear Linguistlisters,
I am teaching "Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism" this fall
at McGill in the Linguistic Department. I have looked over a number
 of possible textbooks
on Bilingualism/Multilingualism but I haven't found one
that adequately covers the *LINGUISTIC* aspects. For example,
while all texts on bilingualism discuss code-switching, they tend
to cover the sociological aspects of this only. This is interesting
stuff, and material I will cover but I would also like to cover
the GRAMMATICAL constraints on code-switching as in say, Ellen
Woolford's seminal article in Linguistic Inquiry 1983. Does anyone
know of a *textbook* that includes such material in conjunct with
topics on bilingualism?
 Please respond to
 Thanks in advance for your efforts.
 Best, Veena Dwivedi
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Message 2: Languages with vowel harmony

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 16:38:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: S. Levi <>
Subject: Languages with vowel harmony

I am looking for languages that have both vowel harmony and consonants
with secondary articulation (preferably of the same type--e.g. labialized
Cs with labial harmony, palatalized Cs with front/back harmony,
pharyngealized Cs with ATR/RTR harmony-- though any examples would be
helpful). For example, Turkish has front/back harmony and palatalized

If you know of any such languages, please e-mail me the name of the
language and where it is spoken. If you happen to know a good reference,
that would also be helpful.

Thank you very much,
Susannah Levi

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Message 3: Computational Linguistics Programs

Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 23:11:42 -0500 (GMT)
From: Chandima de Silva <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics Programs

I shall be thankful if someone could let me know of any universities,
specially in Europe and in Japan, where research in computational
linguistics is done.

Chandima de Silva
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