LINGUIST List 15.1727

Mon Jun 7 2004

Qs: Italian/Hungarian Phonolgy; Encyclopedia

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  1. Laurence White, Initial/final lengthening in Italian and Hungarian
  2. randy harris, Generative Semantics Multimedia Materials

Message 1: Initial/final lengthening in Italian and Hungarian

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 12:23:07 -0400 (EDT)
From: Laurence White <>
Subject: Initial/final lengthening in Italian and Hungarian

I'm looking for references, unpublished data, etc. regarding the
lengthening of speech segments word-initially and word-finally in
Italian and Hungarian, having found little so far in the (English
language) literature. I'm interested both in production data
describing the magnitude and locus of each effect, and in perception
experiments on the use of lengthening as a cue to word boundaries.
References to perception experiments on these word segmentation cues
in other languages would also be of interest. I'll post a summary.

Thank you,

Laurence White

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Department of Experimental Psychology, Bristol University 

Subject-Language: Hungarian;Italian; Code: ITN 
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Message 2: Generative Semantics Multimedia Materials

Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2004 14:29:33 -0400
From: randy harris <>
Subject: Generative Semantics Multimedia Materials

Elsevier is updating its Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics,
including James McCawley's article on generative semantics. The new
edition will include a digital version with a "multimedia annex,"
which brings us to my query. If anyone has, or knows of pictures,
recordings, or movie clips, from relevant lectures or conferences, I
would be very interested in hearing about them (offline). Thanks.

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Randy Allen Harris
Linguistics, rhetoric, professional communication
English, UW, Waterloo ON Canada N2L 3G1
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