LINGUIST List 16.587
Sun Feb 27 2005
Qs: Phonemic Vowel Length; Question on Braille
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Phonemic Vowel Length
Question on Braille
Message 1: Phonemic Vowel Length
From: Rebeka Campos <rebekacausc.edu>
Subject: Phonemic Vowel Length
I'm trying to find some language that has phonemic vowel length but only for part of its vowel qualities.
I'd appreciate any kind of information or reference about this issue.
USC Linguistics Department
Message 2: Question on Braille
From: Genevieve Escure <escur001umn.edu>
Subject: Question on Braille
I wonder if you have any information as to whether braille can be
recognized as a language that can fulfill the second language requirement.
I am trying to help a blind student who intends to petition the University
of Minnesota so she can be allowed to use braille to fulfill the above
requirement. It's true that braille is mostly a writing system, yet ASL is
recognized as a language (and it's at least in part based on writing). I've
had trouble finding information on this issue. Can you help, either
directly, or through a posting?
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
207 Church Street, S.E
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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