LINGUIST List 11.1532

Wed Jul 12 2000

Qs: Ling for the Blind, Crosswords in Other Scripts

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  1. JPKIRCHNER, Linguistics for the blind
  2. Oesten Dahl, Crosswords in other scripts

Message 1: Linguistics for the blind

Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 06:32:45 EDT
Subject: Linguistics for the blind

Does anyone have experience in teaching structural aspects of linguistics 
(phonology, morphology, syntax, etc.) to severely sight-impaired students? 
The traditional ways of dealing with this subject are so reliant on visuals 
(IPA, syntactic trees, etc.) that blind students could not take a typical 
intro linguistics course. I feel, however, that there must be some way to 
convey most of this information without visuals. Has anyone done it, and if 
so, how did you do it?

James Kirchner
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Message 2: Crosswords in other scripts

Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 14:53:53 +0200
From: Oesten Dahl <>
Subject: Crosswords in other scripts

This query originates in a question to a Swedish Ask-an-expert panel but
I think it is of some general interest.

Are there crossword puzzles in languages that use a writing system other
than the Latin alphabet or one based on the same principles (Cyrillic,

- Oesten Dahl
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