LINGUIST List 16.1151

Mon Apr 11 2005

Qs: Sound Change;Linguist-Software Interaction

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        1.    Mahe Ben Hamed, Sound Change Universals
        2.    Burgel R.M. Faehndrich, Linguist-Software Interaction Survey

Message 1: Sound Change Universals

Date: 11-Apr-2005
From: Mahe Ben Hamed <>
Subject: Sound Change Universals


I was wondering if there were any cross linguistic compendia of sound changes,
which would state, for representative samples of languages from different
families, the canonical and segmental changes, the unnatural changes, and for
each of these, the putative sequence of change,positional restrictions etc ?
Moreover, what is the state of art concerning sound change universals (with key
references, if possible)?

Thanks in advance for any reply.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Message 2: Linguist-Software Interaction Survey

Date: 10-Apr-2005
From: Burgel R.M. Faehndrich <>
Subject: Linguist-Software Interaction Survey

Dear Linguists,

Aloha. My name is Burgel R. M. Faehndrich, and I am a Ph.D. student in the
Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am doing
a research project about linguists and their interaction with computer
programs, specifically those designed for linguists. I am doing this
project for a LING 699 course about linguists and linguistics software. The
product of this survey will be a document describing the current situation
in linguist-computer interaction, which may be published at some point in
the future. The document will also contain recommendations for linguists
regarding usage of computer program for linguistics, and recommendations
for creators of software regarding what kinds of software are needed by

To participate in the survey, please go to:

Or email me at

Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Burgel R. M. Faehndrich

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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