LINGUIST List 15.3236
Thu Nov 18 2004
Qs: Reports about Andrei Tolstyk; Japanese Kanji
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Reports about Andrei Tolstyk
Message 1: Reports about Andrei Tolstyk
From: Christine Haunz <christinling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Reports about Andrei Tolstyk
I have come across a newspaper article 
describing the media coverage
(''A News Item and its History'')
of the story of Andrei Tolstyk, a
7-year-old boy from the Altai
region of Russia, who was neglected by his
parents and is now in
an orphanage. The original reports from August this
, ), all by the same Moscow correspondent and a little
in Jungle Book references, mention ''speech and
difficulties''; the newer article says that the boy is
now learning to speak.
I'm a little unsure about the
credibility of this story, and would be
interested to hear from
anyone who has more information, or knows whether
there are any
linguists who are investigating or planning to
University of Edinburgh
Theoretical and Applied
40 George Square
Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Message 2: Japanese kanji
From: Rodney Biddle <rbiddlegpwu.ac.jp>
Subject: Japanese kanji
Can anybody tell me where I might find a list of Kanji, katakana and
hiragana frequencies? I need to find examples of high frequency kanji,
katakana and hiragana, preferably in English.
Also, can we define katakana and hiragana as phonolgy? Are they
phonological? And is kanji not phonological? These are questions to which I
would very much appreciate an answer.
Thank you very much.
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
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