LINGUIST List 12.1144

Thu Apr 26 2001

Qs: Georg Schwidetzky, Children's Speech Samples

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  1. Stephen R. Anderson, Georg Schwidetzky (again)
  2. Christian Schmeer, children's speech samples

Message 1: Georg Schwidetzky (again)

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 09:02:55 -0400
From: Stephen R. Anderson <>
Subject: Georg Schwidetzky (again)

Several years ago, I posted an inquiry to the Linguist list about Georg 
Schwidetzky and the "Institut f�r Tier- und Ursprachenforschung" in Germany 
(1930's and 1940's). A reader was kind enough to provide me with some 
historical background material, and copies of some of the papers from this 
Institute that I didn't already have access to. Unfortunately, I've lost the 
email archive where I saved the electronic part of that information. I'd be 
very grateful if that person (or anyone else) could refresh my memory about 
any of the circumstances surrounding Schwidetzky, his work, his organization, 
and its place in Nazi-era German science.

Thanks very much for any help,

- Stephen R. Anderson
Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science (Chair)
Yale University
Box 208236 Yale Station
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8236
Phone: (203) 432-2456
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Message 2: children's speech samples

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 21:00:16 +0200
From: Christian Schmeer <>
Subject: children's speech samples

hi everyone,

I've submitted a posting earlier this year (mid-march) asking if anyone 
knew a good database to get children's speech data. Well, thank to the 
help of so many nice people here at linguistlist, I received very useful 
weblinks to various webpages with kids data. I found a page that had a 
lot of data to download and analyze and perfectly fitted my topic, but 
unfortunately my computer's harddisk had a problem - so I lost most of
its data including the weblink to that one homepage. Of course, now I 
can't remember the name of it again, and all my attempts to find it 
again failed. I only know it wasn't "childes"-database. other 
information I could provide are some of the files I've already 
downloaded: c1-w2jul97; c1-m19may97. if anyone recognizes these type of 
files and knows where they are from - I'd be so happy.

thanks in advance...

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