LINGUIST List 16.2876|
Wed Oct 05 2005
Qs: Word Token Frequency - Adult Speakers; Genie
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Word Token Frequency Estimates for Adult Speakers
Genie - Recent Information
Message 1: Word Token Frequency Estimates for Adult Speakers
From: Bill Croft <w.croftmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Word Token Frequency Estimates for Adult Speakers
Are there any published (or unpublished) estimates of how many words a
typical speaker is exposed to (produces and hears), per day, or per year,
or even in a lifetime? I am aware of some token frequency estimates of
exposure to language use by children acquiring language (though I don't
have the references), but not for adults.
I will post a summary.
Message 2: Genie - Recent Information
From: Alan Kaye <akayeExchange.FULLERTON.EDU>
Subject: Genie - Recent Information
The last thing I have been able to find about GENIE: The Modern-Day Wild
Child is from THE CIVILIZING OF GENIE, by MAYA PINES (from Teaching English
through the Disciplines: Psychology, Loretta F. Kasper, Ed., Whittier,
1997). In teaching linguistics courses about her for many years, I would
like to be able to present the latest on her and her development. She
would be 48 years old now. If readers of The Linguist would send me any
and all recent info.
I will post a summary for The Linguist. Basically, there is nothing known to
me after the NOVA television program aired about 10 years ago, and that
summarized her development up to her early 20s.
Calif. State Univ.
Fullerton, CA 92834
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