LINGUIST List 13.2081

Wed Aug 14 2002

FYI: Rumelhart Prize Winnter, "Apple" in Langs

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  1. Art Markman, Rumelhart Prize goes to Joshi
  2. Robin Allott, Words for the apple

Message 1: Rumelhart Prize goes to Joshi

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 13:30:16 -0500
From: Art Markman <>
Subject: Rumelhart Prize goes to Joshi

Aravind Joshi is the winner of the third annual David E. Rumelhart 
Prize. This announcement was made at the Cognitive Science Society 
meeting at George Mason University on August 9, 2003. The Rumelhart 
prize is given each year to a cognitive scientist to honor his or her 
outstanding contributions to the formal analysis of human cognition. 
This prize was created by the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation to honor 
David E. Rumelhart, a Cognitive Scientist who exploited a wide range 
of formal methods to address issues and topics in Cognitive Science. 
Dr. Joshi will receive his award and give a talk at the 25th annual 
meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Boston, MA in August of 

For a more detailed discussion of the prize and of Dr. Joshi's work, 
please see
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Message 2: Words for the apple

Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 18:52:23 +0100
From: Robin Allott <>
Subject: Words for the apple

The apple is the most widely cultivated fruit, with a world-wide
distribution across the northern and southern temperate zones. Apples
were eaten by the earliest Europeans; varieties were recognised more
than 2000 years ago.

Given this, it is of interest to explore the range of names for this
common fruit. The list at
contains words from 46 languages. 

Corrections particularly and any additions are invited.
Robin Allott email:
 tel/fax: +44 1323 492300
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