LINGUIST List 16.1021

Mon Apr 04 2005

Qs: Neurology of Bilingualism;Origin of the Word Loo

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        1.    Andre Sherriah, Neurology of Bilingualism
        2.    David Faulkner, Origination of the Word Loo

Message 1: Neurology of Bilingualism

Date: 03-Apr-2005
From: Andre Sherriah <>
Subject: Neurology of Bilingualism

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I am Post graduate student a the University of the West Indies; who is
currently doing my graduate work in the area of neurology of bilingualism.
I am looking at situations in which the languages of the bilingual speakers
are lexically related, whereby one the the historical and still to date,
superstrate lexifier of the other. This is a Creole/ English situation.

I would be much obliged if anyone reading this could point me in the right
direction with regards to relevant literature in the area; methodologies
employed by persons who may have or are doing similar work, and so forth.

Thank You in advance

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Message 2: Origination of the Word Loo

Date: 02-Apr-2005
From: David Faulkner <>
Subject: Origination of the Word Loo

I have heard many slang words for the bathroom or toilet. It seems that
Europeans favor the word loo.

Can anyone please tell me the origination of this word?

Thank you.

David Faulkner

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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