LINGUIST List 14.1565

Tue Jun 3 2003

Qs: Jean-Yves Pollock; 'Orthotactics' definition

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  1. Stanley Dubinsky, email address for Jean-Yves Pollock
  2. J R Elliott, Orthotactics; a definiative definition

Message 1: email address for Jean-Yves Pollock

Date: Mon, 02 Jun 03 17:15:39 EDT
From: Stanley Dubinsky <DUBINSKVM.SC.EDU>
Subject: email address for Jean-Yves Pollock

I am trying to find a working email address for Jean-Yves Pollock.

Thank you,
Stan Dubinsky
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Message 2: Orthotactics; a definiative definition

Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 13:07:21 +0100 (BST)
From: J R Elliott <>
Subject: Orthotactics; a definiative definition

Calling all across the ether,

Although the term orthotactic is used extensively in linguistics,
neuroscience and psychology, I have yet to find a dictionary entry,
which provides a definition one can reference. A working definition
being: sequences of letters that are 'legal' in a given language.

Can anyone put me out of my misery, or tell me why this is: no entry
in the OED?


John Elliott
Centre for Computer Analysis of Language and Speech
University of Leeds.
and Computational Intelligence Group, School of Computing
Leeds Metropolitan University
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