LINGUIST List 2.128

Wednesday, 11 Apr 1991

Qs: Russian Net; COSWL

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  1. Tom Wachtel, mis-course
  2. , Re: Munda Homeland
  3. "Barbara.Abbott", Pragmatics in Bantu
  4. Thomas E Payne, Re: Typologically Oriented Grammars in Austronesian
  5. M Christina Guidorizzi, acquisition of romance clitics - query
  6. Andrew Wollert, New List: RUSSIAN
  7. Cari Spring, COSWL

Message 1: mis-course

Date: Mon, 8 Apr 91 12:48:36 BST
From: Tom Wachtel <>
Subject: mis-course
Quite independently of the content of Fritz Newmeyer's text
(re: Functionalism and MT), which I have mutilated below for current
purposes, isn't it interesting how often things like this appear on the
net? Everywhere. Sometimes justified, sometimes not. It's so recurrent,
it should become a smiley.

> X writes that my bulletin board contribution exhibits Y. But the only
> concrete example he gives to illustrate this is my supposed implication
> that Z. I NEVER intended to imply such a thing and, rereading my piece,
> I do not see how such an implication could be drawn from it.

So, what are the rules that work in non-net dialogue but apparently
fail on the net?
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Message 2: Re: Munda Homeland

Date: Tue, 9 Apr 91 08:54 MST
From: <STEELEccit.arizona.edu>
Subject: Re: Munda Homeland
I've been asked by a non-linguist colleague if I knew what the hypothesized
homeland for the Munda language family is. I don't. But maybe someone
out there does or knows where to find out. Thanks.

Susan Steele
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Message 3: Pragmatics in Bantu

Date: Tuesday, 9 April 1991 12:50pm ET
From: "Barbara.Abbott" <ABBOTTmsu.edu>
Subject: Pragmatics in Bantu
I'm asking on behalf of a visitor (Elizabeth de Kadt, from the University of
Natal) whether anybody knows of anybody working on pragmatic issues with
respect to Bantu languages, especially Zulu. (De Kadt herself is working
on requests in Zulu.)
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Message 4: Re: Typologically Oriented Grammars in Austronesian

Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1991 12:32 PDT
From: Thomas E Payne <TPAYNEoregon.uoregon.edu>
Subject: Re: Typologically Oriented Grammars in Austronesian
I would like to request references to all typologically oriented grammars
of Austronesian languages. This would include unpublished works (disser-
tations, etc.) and work in progress. In particular I would like to know
of any grammars of Philippine languages that seriously consider
the ergative hypothesis.
Thank you for your help.
Tom Payne, University of Oregon
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Message 5: acquisition of romance clitics - query

Date: Tue, 9 Apr 91 21:16:42 -0400
From: M Christina Guidorizzi <guidrzzmacf5.NYU.EDU>
Subject: acquisition of romance clitics - query
I would appreciate any bibliographic information on the topic of
acquisition of clitics in romance languages.

M.Christina Guidorizzi
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Message 6: New List: RUSSIAN

Date: Thu, 4 Apr 91 08:21:31 CST
From: Andrew Wollert <ISPAJW%ASUACAD.BITNETVM1.NoDak.EDU>
Subject: New List: RUSSIAN
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Message 7: COSWL

Date: Sat, 6 Apr 91 22:29:09 EST
From: Cari Spring <springshs.ohio-state.edu>
Subject: COSWL
LAST CALL FOR COSWL: At its May meeting, the LSA Executive Committee will be
appointing new members to its various committees for terms beginning in
January 1991. They will be appointing three new members to the Committee on
the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL): two PhD's for terms of three
years, and one student for two years. COSWL is submitting a list of people
who are interested in serving on it, and who are prepared to put in a
good deal of time doing so. We have already asked for volunteers, and we must
send in our list immediately. However, there is time for last minute
additions if people are quick. Anybody interested should send a message to
Penelope Eckert (current chair of COSWL) at: eckert.parcxerox.com, telling
briefly why they want to be on COSWL.

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