LINGUIST List 14.2162

Thu Aug 14 2003

Qs: MP3 Conversion Software, Oldest Ling Dept/USA

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  1. David Kaiser, Software for conversion of MP3 file
  2. Harold F. Schiffman, Oldest Linguistic Department in the US?

Message 1: Software for conversion of MP3 file

Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 00:00:06 -0500
From: David Kaiser <dwkaisermidway.uchicago.edu>
Subject: Software for conversion of MP3 file

Does any software exist that could take an MP3 file of English as
input and directly convert it to some sort of transcript? Thanks in
advance.

Dave Kaiser
University of Chicago


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Message 2: Oldest Linguistic Department in the US?

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 10:47:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: Harold F. Schiffman <haroldfsccat.sas.upenn.edu>
Subject: Oldest Linguistic Department in the US?


The July-August issue of the Pennsylvania Gazette, an in-house organ
of the U. of Pennsylvania, has an article (pg. 24) about the legacy of
Zellig Harris. In it, the author states that Zellig Harris founded
and chaired "the nation's first linguistics department at Penn in
1947."

Is this claim true? Were there no other linguistics departments in
existence in any other American university at that time?

Hal Schiffman
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