LINGUIST List 15.1498

Wed May 12 2004

Qs: Mental Lexicon Refs; French Lang Societies

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  1. Astrid Janssen, Mental Lexikon
  2. Liv Walsh, French language societies/fora

Message 1: Mental Lexikon

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 17:05:43 +0200
From: Astrid Janssen <>
Subject: Mental Lexikon

Dear members of the linguistlist,

I am searching for some french examples concerning two experimental
methods on the mental lexikon. The two methods are the sorting method
by Osgood, Suci, Tannenbaum and the semantic differential
(Hard/Miller). I am sure that these tests have been made with French
subjects as well and not only with english-speaking persons. I would
be pleased to receive some bibliographic references on these
experiments in French language.

Thank you for help

Astrid Jan�en
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Message 2: French language societies/fora

Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 11:59:04 -0400 (EDT)
From: Liv Walsh <>
Subject: French language societies/fora

Dear Linguist,

I am currently looking for information on the attitudes of French
speakers to Anglicisms in French. To see this, I would like to look at
letters, emails and postings by 'non-specialist' native speakers of
French (i.e. non-linguists) on this topic. I have already looked at
the websites for the Acad�mie fran�aise, the association D�fense de la
langue fran�aise and Le Monde. L'Acad�mie fran�aise does not archive
any of the letters it receives on the subject, and said it would
therefore be too difficult to give me any information. I do not know
if the other societies will be able to give me access to the relevant
information or if they even archive it. Does anybody know of any other
language societies or language advice centres that may be able to give
me access to archived letters, emails or forum discussions on this
issue? Any information will be much appreciated.

I will post a summary of responses

Thank you very much in advance

Liv Walsh

M. Phil Student
University College
Oxford University

Subject-Language: French; Code: FRN 
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