LINGUIST List 13.329

Wed Feb 6 2002

Qs: Publishers & Contracts, Korean Phoneme Data

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  1. Gary H. Toops, Publisher's breach of contract
  2. Yuri Tambovtsev, Frequency of occurrence of Korean phonemes

Message 1: Publisher's breach of contract

Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 10:34:05 -0600
From: Gary H. Toops <>
Subject: Publisher's breach of contract

Fellow linguists,

It has come to light that for more than 5 years now a number of us
scholars who have published books with a major European publisher,
have not received a single penny in royalties, in violation of the
contracts that we signed with the publisher.

Also in violation of our contracts, the publisher has often sent
no more than one copy of our books to a journal for review.

When confronted with these facts, the publisher has typically claimed
that books got lost in the mail or that reviewers got lazy and
chose to keep books without ever reviewing them, or that contracts
got lost when the company changed addresses.

We are writing to find out if others have had similar experiences with
this and/or other publishers. If you have, please reply off-list to
me personally and I will post a summary without mentioning anyone by

Thank you,

Gary H. Toops
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Modern and Classical Languages 
 and Literatures 
Wichita State University Dept. fax: +1 316 978-3293
Wichita KS 67260-0011 USA
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Message 2: Frequency of occurrence of Korean phonemes

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 03:37:52 +0600
From: Yuri Tambovtsev <>
Subject: Frequency of occurrence of Korean phonemes

Dear colleagues, could you send me the data of the frequency of Korean 
phonemes? It is very interesting to notice that some languages like 
French, Czech, Dutch or Hungarian have many phonemic counts which are 
reliable. I found no such counts for many other languages, among them 
Danish, Yidish, Afrikaans, Chinese, Korean, etc. 

I'm looking forward to receiving your comments to my e-mail address 

Remain yours sincerely,

 Yuri Tambovtsev
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