LINGUIST List 14.1651

Wed Jun 11 2003

Qs: Pre-Pausal Processes; Amazonian Languages

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  1. Kevin Watson, pre-pausal phonological processes
  2. Dan Everett, Institutions researching Amazonian languages

Message 1: pre-pausal phonological processes

Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:02:00 +0000
From: Kevin Watson <>
Subject: pre-pausal phonological processes


I'm researching the nature of some of the higher levels of the
prosodic hierachy as the domains of phonological rules. At the moment
I'm compiliing a list of any phonological processes (in any language,
really) which only occur pre-pausally (or which are always blocked by
a pause) and/or at an utterance boundary. 'Visarga in pausa' in
Sanskrit, and the blocking of linking /r/ in English would be possible
examples, but I would be grateful of others. Perhaps someone has
examined this before and I've missed it?

I'll be happy to summarise to the list if there is sufficient response.

Thank you,
Kevin Watson. 
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Message 2: Institutions researching Amazonian languages

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 08:58:42 +0000
From: Dan Everett <>
Subject: Institutions researching Amazonian languages

I am looking for information on non-Brazilian Latin American and
European institutions housing programs or individual scholars with
long-term research interests in Amazonian languages. I am not looking
for lists of individuals conducting Amazonian research in the first
instance, but rather the institutions individuals and research
programs are affiliated with. (But I would be happy to also receive a
list of those individuals with long-term Amazonian interests as well,
should readers care to send that.) If there is sufficient response, I
will post a summary to Linguist of the institutions (not the
individuals) with Amazonian programs or specialists.

Thanks very much,

Dan Everett 
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