LINGUIST List 12.355

Sun Feb 11 2001

FYI: SIL-Mexico, Ling Contest, Agglutination/Corpus

Editor for this issue: Lydia Grebenyova <lydialinguistlist.org>


Directory

  1. Albert Bickford, New Posting on SIL-Mexico Website
  2. Ivan A Derzhanski, Ling Contest for Bulgarian High School Students
  3. petek kurtboke, Agglutination on the Basis of Corpus Info

Message 1: New Posting on SIL-Mexico Website

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 23:24:27 -0500
From: Albert Bickford <albert_bickfordsil.org>
Subject: New Posting on SIL-Mexico Website

I am pleased to announce that the following was recently posted to the
SIL-Mexico website:

The "Mariano Silva y Aceves" Series of Vocabularies and Dictionaries in
Indigenous Languages of Mexico [Feb 2001]:
http://www.sil.org/mexico/pub/vimsa.htm

This consists of an explanation for the name of the series (in honor of an
influential Mexican linguist during the 1930s) and a list of all the titles and
editions in the series, together with ordering information for those titles 
that are still in print.

Thank you, all of you who shared your time and efforts to bring this about.

Albert Bickford
Linguistics editor
SIL-Mexico
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Message 2: Ling Contest for Bulgarian High School Students

Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 16:49:21 +0200
From: Ivan A Derzhanski <iadmath.bas.bg>
Subject: Ling Contest for Bulgarian High School Students

This year's Winter Contest in Linguistics for Bulgarian high school
students was held in Varna on 2-4 February. I composed the problems
and was the judge and jury (naturally handing out sentences first and
verdicts afterwards).

There were 23 participants, who -- as in the earlier contests of this
series -- had to solve three problems, each of which required them
to analyse data from an unknown language and/or writing system, take
notice of the relevant facts and do some translating or pairing up.
This year's problems involved Hindi attribute-noun agreement, Guarani
verb morphology and Chinese composite characters of the most common
(radical-phonetic) type.

The problems, with the author's solutions, are yours for the asking.
Indicate your preference for

* Bulgarian (as handed out at the contest)
* English (as draft chapters from a book-to-be)

and for

* PostScript
* PDF
* PaPeR

I also welcome plain curiosity about the contest.

Ivan A Derzhanski < http://www.math.bas.bg/~iad/ >
H: cplx Iztok bl 91, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria <iadmath.bas.bg>
W: Dept for Math Lx, Inst for Maths & CompSci, Bulg Acad of Sciences
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Message 3: Agglutination on the Basis of Corpus Info

Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 02:12:29 -0800 (PST)
From: petek kurtboke <linguaffixyahoo.com>
Subject: Agglutination on the Basis of Corpus Info

Dear Colleagues,

You might remember from my previous postings that I
have a corpus of Turkish and study agglutination on
the basis of corpus information. 
I'm now starting a new e-group and the address is:

< http://groups.yahoo.com/group/linguaffix >

My aim is to create a platform for those who work on
agglutinative languages from a corpus perspective
(still a rare phenomenon!). You can send messages to
<linguaffixyahoo.com> if you do similar work. 

Please pass on this message to colleagues and students
who might be interested.

With thanks and best wishes
Petek Kurtboke


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