LINGUIST List 13.687

Thu Mar 14 2002

Qs: Tenure Requirements, Eng/Pretonic Syncope

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  1. Lynn Pearson, Tenure Requirements for Linguists in Foreign Lang Depts.
  2. Katalin Balogne Berces, pretonic syncope in English

Message 1: Tenure Requirements for Linguists in Foreign Lang Depts.

Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 13:20:48 -0500
From: Lynn Pearson <pearsonbgnet.bgsu.edu>
Subject: Tenure Requirements for Linguists in Foreign Lang Depts.



I work in a department, which is current revising the tenure
and promotion requirements for faculty members. The majority
of faculty works in literature and cultural studies with two
linguists. The current proposal sets guidelines applicable to
all faculty, but there has been some discussion about differing
requirements for professors working in literary studies and
linguistics. I am writing to find out if other linguists in Foreign
Language departments follow the same guidelines as their
colleagues in literature or if there are differences in the
requirements that reflect the nature of the respective fields of
specialization. I will post a summary depending on the responses
to this query.

Thanks,
Lynn Pearson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Dept. of Romance Languages
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
pearsonbgnet.bgsu.edu
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Message 2: pretonic syncope in English

Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 10:30:29 +0000 (GMT)
From: Katalin Balogne Berces <bbkatiyahoo.com>
Subject: pretonic syncope in English

Dear Linguists,
 
I'm looking for information on pretonic schwa-zero alternation in
English, e.g. police~p'lice, potato~p'tato etc. I'm particularly
interested in whether there are any constraints on its application,
e.g. in the quality of the flanking consonants. I haven't found any
detailed literature on this topic, so I would also be grateful for
references. Thank you in advance,
 
Katalin B. Berces
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