LINGUIST List 16.117
Sun Jan 16 2005
Qs: Distractors for Lang Tests; Frequency of Sokotra
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Distractors for Language Tests
Frequency of Sokotra Speech Sounds
Message 1: Distractors for Language Tests
From: Tobias Haug <tobias.haugsignlang-assessment.info>
Subject: Distractors for Language Tests
Happy New Year.
Does someone on this list knows references (journal articles, books) that
deal specifically with the development of distractors in language tests?
Please reply directly to my email address. Thanks a lot in advance. (sorry
for possible cross-postings).
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Message 2: Frequency of Sokotra Speech Sounds
From: Yuri Tambovtsev <yutambhotmail.com>
Subject: Frequency of Sokotra Speech Sounds
Dear LinguistList colleague,
we cannot understand why the funds for the endangered languages do not care
for the texts in these languages in the elelctronic form? Electronic form
is the form of the future. It makes the texts available to all the
linguists in the world. Our small group of linguists and students is still
working on saving the texts of the smaller world languages in computer
electronic form. This time we have fed into computer the texts of the
language of Soqotra. Soqotra is spoken on the island of Soqotra, which is
situated in the Arabian sea a short distance from the Horn of Africa. It
belongs to the Semitic languages. We are looking forward to hearing from
those who can advise us on the inventory of Soqotra phonemes from the point
of articulation, that is the place of articulation and the manner of
articulation of Soqotra phonemes. We are also looking forward to hearing to
our correct e-mail address yutambhotmail.com from those who knows if the
data on the frequency of occurrence of Sokotra speech sounds were
published? If not what linguistic journal could publish our data on the
frequency of occurrence of Sokotra speech sounds? The frequency of speech
sounds give us a sound picture of a language which is quite different from
the analogical sound picture in any other language in the world.
Hope to hear from those interested to yutambhotmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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