LINGUIST List 15.966

Mon Mar 22 2004

Qs: Writing System Directionality; Infixing/OT

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  1. Rebecca Treiman, Directionality in writing
  2. mark leci, infixing pre-OT

Message 1: Directionality in writing

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 23:32:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Rebecca Treiman <rtreimanwustl.edu>
Subject: Directionality in writing

Some writing systems are arranged in columns, and others in rows. They
may go from right to left or left to right. Virtually all writing
systems, though, go from top to bottom. Very few, if any, have
adopted a consistent bottom-to-top direction. I have looked for
discussions of why bottom-to-top writing is so rare, but haven't been
able to find much information on this. Any input would be appreciated.
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Message 2: infixing pre-OT

Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 02:14:02 -0500 (EST)
From: mark leci <marklecihotmail.com>
Subject: infixing pre-OT

I'm looking for papers discussing infixing pre the idea of infixes as
edge-biased affixes and OT so that I can look at the issues again and
see if they pan out differently under an OT analysis. Anyone got any
ideas?

Mark Leci
University of British Columbia, CANADA 
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