LINGUIST List 14.480

Tue Feb 18 2003

Qs: E-mail Corpora, Language Families

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  1. Tim Cullen, E-mail corpora of non-native speakers in English
  2. Yuri Tambovtsev, Linguistic distances between Indo-European, Turkic, etc.

Message 1: E-mail corpora of non-native speakers in English

Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 21:31:13 +0000
From: Tim Cullen <fntjcyahoo.com>
Subject: E-mail corpora of non-native speakers in English

I am interested in looking a cross-cultural pragmatic aspects of
e-mail communication between non-native speakers of English. I am
planning on compiling a small corpus of e-mails, but I was wondering
if anything similar has already been done. I would appreciate any
suggestions for where to look.

Thanks 

Subject-Language: English; Code: ENG 
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Message 2: Linguistic distances between Indo-European, Turkic, etc.

Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:06:39 +0600
From: Yuri Tambovtsev <yutambmail.cis.ru>
Subject: Linguistic distances between Indo-European, Turkic, etc.

 Dear colleagues,

I'd be really thankful if anybody could send me their articles on
distances between languages. I've written an article on the distances
between Turkic and Mongol languages. I can send it to those
interested. I wish I knew recent papers on genetic and linguistic
distances. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the work of
Cavalli-Sforza and others that finds a correspondence of genetic and
linguistic distance. I failed to find the e-mail address of
Cavalli-Storza and the others who research linguistic distances.
Perhaps my paper will interest you with respect to that area of
research. I've got no means to read web site. What I need is the
e-mail addresses. A small group of Novosibirsk linguists has built a
sort of corpora of Indo-European, Finno-Ugric, Turkic, Paleo-Asiatic,
Tungus-Manchurian and other world languages. Now we've got 218
languages, many of them are indangered. We can't publish our results
on the linguistical distances since we failed to find the linguistic
journals interested in our results. So, perhaps, we could send our
articles to those interested? Looking forward to hearing from you soon
to yutambhotmail.com We are also looking forward to any sort of
co-operation. Best wishes, Yuri Tambovtsev, Novosibirsk, Russia
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