LINGUIST List 14.2075

Tue Aug 5 2003

Qs: Surface Glides; Historical Ling Resources

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  1. Susannah Levi, Q: Language with NO surface glides
  2. Paul Kingsbury, 'short -n- sweet' classics

Message 1: Q: Language with NO surface glides

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 10:52:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: Susannah Levi <>
Subject: Q: Language with NO surface glides

Dear linguists,

I'm looking for languages that do not have surface glides. In
particular, I'd like to find languages that have hiatus with high
vowels--preferably something like taioka or atia, where gliding to
tajoka/atja is not allowed. If the language appears to have this, but
it depends on rate of speech, I would also be interested in that.

If you know of such a language (and also a reference) I would
appreciate hearing about it. (I will post a summary if people are

Many thanks,
Susannah Levi
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Message 2: 'short -n- sweet' classics

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 14:23:59 -0400
From: Paul Kingsbury <>
Subject: 'short -n- sweet' classics

For an upcoming undergraduate course in historical linguistics, I
would like to expose my students to a variety of influential articles
of the field. Ideal articles would be relatively short,
self-contained, and accessible to young scholars who don't necessarily
have much background yet. One example would be Labov (1963) 'The
Social Motivation of a Sound Change.' Suggestions of additional
examples would be warmly received. A summary, naturally, shall be

Thank you,
Paul Kingsbury
University of Pennsylvania
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